Alexander Salvesen: Centre of Our Universe

Centre of Our Universe is a two channel analog light projection, 2019

Centre of Our Universe deals with the questions of gravity. What is in the centre of our worlds and lives? Stripped down to the fundamentals our existence is based on few chemical components and reactions. One of them is water, which has been the inspiration for this work. Through this and by using recycled overhead projectors and glass the work wants to raise the question of importance in the current ongoing ecological catastrophe.

Dimensions of the work:

Work is site-specific and always adjusted to the space. Minimum floor area 4x4m. Minimum height 3m 

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:

Cold space (eg. a shed, a silo etc.), Semi-heated space, Heated space

Work’s durability:


Requirements for the space:

fully dark, dark (gleaming exit-lights etc. allowed)

Colouring requirements:


Electricity consumption:

Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures:

The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar

Required technology:

The work needs 4 hanging points in a row for 2x 1500x1500 wooden canvases. Also hanging points needed 1m infront of each canvas.


No sound.

Minimum height of the space: 

3 m

Minimum square meters of the space: 


Building time and people required (estimate): 

10h artist + 1 assistant

Artist's presence: 

Artist or their representative must be present during building

On-site building: 

Assembled on-site


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

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