Mia Erlin and Heini Myllyoja: FLUMEN

A permanent light and sound artwork for the City of Kemi.

FLUMEN is a public artwork located on the facade of a kindergarten in Kemi, Finland. The work figuratively combines the waves of the sea, living light, and sound into one complete work of art. The name of the work Flumen refers to the flow of waveform both concretely and as a temporal phenomenon. It was inspired by the kindergarten's maritime location and the nature of the Kemi region. The core concept of the work is the continuous change of the local natural environment and the organic world adapting to change. Flumen mirrors its surroundings and uses lighting to create a living web of reflections and indirectly lit surfaces as the movement of lighting changes, like wave movements. The soundscape supports the work, creating its own dynamic layer; familiar local elements of nature are combined with acoustic instruments in such a way that they form a seamless soundscape. The sound of the work strengthens the viewing experience, while also allowing room for the viewer's own interpretations. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Individually programmed LED strips and aluminium and copper plates, speakers.

Seen before at:
City of Kemi 2023


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

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

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