Jukka Hautamäki: Instruo

Instruo is a study of decontextualization of material. 

Instruo (meaning educate or construct) is a study of decontextualization of material. The work fluctuates between two- and three-dimensional states and appears through seemingly self-replicating imagery, revealing also that which is left out of sight.   

"In January 2014, Hautamäki presented his new installation Instruo at the Kuva/Tila gallery of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. Instruo consists of eight overhead projectors and the projections they cast on the walls of a whole room, filling it with light. On the projectors, Hautamäki has placed heaps of colourless transparent plastic used in packaging of goods. The projectors, standing in the middle of the exhibition space, then enlarge the heaps of plastic. Along with the light, a quiet, yet distinctive humming of the cooling fans fills the room.  The projections bestow a definite form to the cheap, formless plastic, as the artist has transformed the waste material into precise images. But what are they images of? Instruo offers the viewer an imposing vision in which he or she becomes at once immersed. The surrounding sight immediately overflows the viewer’s sensory faculties."  

- Martta Heikkilä, PhD, 2014.    

The whole text is available here: https://jukkahautamaki.com/texts/ 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Overhead projectors, discarded plastic.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
3-3-5 meters, it can be adjusted based on the available space.

Please provide the dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size will do:
320 x 100 x 80 cm (transportation box for 4 overhead projectors).

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

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

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

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:

Minimum height of the space:
3 meters

Minimum square meters of the space:
15 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Somewhere between light-dark , overhead projectors projection is very bright.

Building time and people required (estimate):
One working day, one assistant (preferred).

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

Seen before at:
Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, 2014.


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