Jussi Kamunen: Celeritas

The light-lens composition Celeritas offers an opportunity to see the world through new lenses, literally. The work consists of second-hand eyeglass lenses, which form a towering light sculpture.

The light-lens composition Celeritas offers the opportunity to see the world through new lenses. In the central part of the work lies the exploration of the viewer's own perspective and the reminder that things can be seen in different lights and from different angles. The lenses used in the artwork have been collected second-hand, providing viewers with a tangible opportunity to see the world through lenses previously used by others.    

The artwork can be placed indoors or outdoors. Its size can be adjusted according to the location of the event. The artwork includes specially composed music to accompany it.    

The visual expression of the artwork adapts to the location. Light directed from below highlights the lenses and the optical phenomena they create. Glass surfaces can also be used as translucent gobos or diffusers if there are wall surfaces available in the location. With dynamic control, the artwork can respond to different lighting conditions, bringing it to life.    

Looking through the lenses allows for deeper contemplation of the impact of different perspectives or the playful nature of optics. The interactivity, playfulness and accessibility of the artwork enable a great potential for visitors to engage with the work through own photography.  

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
LED lights, glass and lenses.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
approx 4m circle and 4m in height, the actual circle is approx 3m.

Please provide the dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size will do:
1,5m x 2m x 1m = large pallet / case.

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

Does the artwork use sound?
Ambient 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:
Somewhere to hang the piece. If it is located in a park trees can be used. Ladders or lift are needed for attaching the ropes.

Minimum height of the space:
3,5 m

Minimum square meters of the space:
16 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
The art piece can be positioned very flexibly. Dark enviroment is required for the lights to work

Building time and people required (estimate):
Two evenings before event. 1-2 helping hands for setup for day 1 and disassembly.

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

Seen before at:
Nuutajärvi LUX 2022 ja 2023, Tohlopin valopolku 2023, Ylöjärvi Loiste 2024

CONTACT INFORMATION

BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH
2877700-6
LightArtFi

Producer: Annukka Ketola
annukka.ketola@valotaiteenseura.fi
+358 40 735 3972

Curators:
Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
Anna Björklund / anna.bjorklund@valotaiteenseura.fi

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