Mollu Heino: Lähde

The work consists of seven luminous pillars, 2019

The idea of the work was to build a light-glow space formed by columns that the viewer can walk through. The work depicts different sources: Spring water seeps from below the ground, or a light source warms and illuminates. The Lähde can also be something that radiates. We are drawn to light and especially in the dark we seek light. The materials of the work - the buckets - have already achieved an iconic and humorous meaning in our Finnish society. We get buckets from markets to draw something. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Led lights and plastic buckets.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
4x5x5 m

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.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

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

Building time and people required (estimate):
3 hours.

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

Seen before at:
Rauman taidemuseo, Rauma, 2019 / City of Lights, Jyväskylä 2021 / Lumo, Oulu, 2022.


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

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