Olli Valkola: Drift

Drift is a video projection that comes to life as a matchstick ignites and fades.

Drift is a video artwork that employs a photographic approach to examine the nature of moving images. Through the use of matches as a revealing light, the work captures fleeting moments in which changes in light and movement are etched onto the background, creating a visual record of time and space. The figures depicted in the work, captured with the swiftness of a matchstick's burn, suggest a kind of frozen motion.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
The light source for the work is a video projector. Video player and a stereo speaker setup is also needed to show the piece.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Size is dependent to the question if the projector and speakers are to be sent as well. If so the approximate size is 50x50x50cm. If not the work can be sent over the internet as a videofile.

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:
The client should have a videoprojector (with rigging equipment), video player and two speakers.

Minimum height of the space:
3 meters

Minimum square meters of the space:
20 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
The space should be quite dark, so that the video projection will show properly.

Building time and people required (estimate):
One person, 1 hour.

Artist's presence:
Guidance can be provided for building.

Seen before at:
LUX Söderlångvik, Kemiön saari, 2023. In-between-now, Helsinki, 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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