Jukka Hautamäki: Carmina Latiaeaeti

Carmina Latiaeaeti produces variations of disappearing images.

Carmina Latiaeaeti produces variations of disappearing images.  

Quote from text by Elizabeth McTernan:  
"Upon encounter with the work Carmina Laetitiae, the patterns of light thrown up on the walls are less like the organic flickering of flames and more like a programmed language. Light and dark oscillate as if in a hieroglyphic binary code; it is a kind of proto-cinematic post-technological shadow-play. A sequencer manipulates the lights, conducting a musical piece without sound via the rhythm of moving image. The immersive environment connects the viewer inextricably to the shadows splashed on the surfaces of the room, in a shared agency. It recalls one particular YouTube video, a compilation of clips taken by parents as their small children discover their own shadows for the first time. Veering between horror and excitement, one child tries to run away from the dark figure clinging to his feet, while another tries to catch it. There is no outside, no eluding the contingencies of this world. There is also no escaping the spectre of the self." 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
12 x "IKEA" neck led lamps, Arduino with transistor circuit for the lamps, power supply.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
15-3-4 meters, it can be adjusted.

Please provide the dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size will do:
80 x 60 x 50 cm box.

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.

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
Led lamps needs something where to clamp them to appx. 50 cm height.

Minimum height of the space:
3 meters

Minimum square meters of the space:
30 m2

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

Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 days, assistant with some experience of wiring electronics.

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

Seen before at:
Theia, Gallery Sculptor, Helsinki, 2016.


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
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Producer: Annukka Ketola
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Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
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