Jere Suontausta: Space-time Continuum

An unpredictable mix of kinetic light and organized trash, 2017

Space-time Continuum is an unpredictable mixture of kinetic light and organized trash. The artwork provides an abstract view to the structure of cosmos surrounding us but also a cutting image of our time: the trace that our species seems to be leaving behind consists of electronic waste and plastic.

The core of the artwork is the charm of transforming mundane objects and materials to something wholly different by the means of simple kinetic gadgets and light. Space-time Continuum originally started to form during a decided process of undecidedly combining these elements - by trial and error, happy accidents and random experiments. Add some imagination, the sense of scale can also quickly become blurred.

Space-time Continuum makes a plastic bag go a long way, as they do.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Halogen light, plastic bag, motor, found materials.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
50cm x 140cm x 35cm

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Darkness, from moderate to pitch black.

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Does the artwork use sound?
Acoustical sound from the plastic bag (swooshes, swishes etc.).

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Building time and people required (estimate):
1 day, no need for helping hands.

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building.

Seen before at:
FLASH1 - Valon rajalla, Helsinki, 2017 - Lux Helsinki, Helsinki, 2018 - Polar Night Light Festival, Kuusamo, 2018


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
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