Johanna Häiväoja: Apparition

A light projection on a metal mesh structure, at the height of 5 meters, in a catholic church.

Häiväoja called the artwork Apparition as a glimpse to the emplacement and to the time of the year. However, her main inspiration lies in space travel, and she wanted to offer a vision in the dark, that could send our spirits wandering into the night sky and beyond. 

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
Blue leds 8°, metal mesh, metal and nylon wire, glass elements.

Dimensions of the work, approximately (width-height-depth): 
550x400x250 cm (can be adjusted).

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

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar.

Structures, hardware, or other equipment needed from the client: 
An elevating machine and at least 4 points to attach, place on floor to fix the light sources.

Minimum height of the space:
6 m

Minimum square meters of the space:
20 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:

Building time and people required (estimate):
2/3 days, 2 persons+artist.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

Seen before at:
Apparition, Bourg-Dun (Normandy, France), 2018-2019


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