Pasi Pehkonen: The message from the nest

A small-scale work installed on a branch. The work is a comment on the loss of birds and nature canopy.

The elements of this artwork are decorative; however, as an entity the installation is a commitment for the diminishing of bird species and nature canopy. The work resembles a bird's nest in a tree, in which the blinking magenta light ball is the "egg". 

The message from the nest is a small-scale work, which is easy to set up everywhere. Only electricity and some branches are required. The materials used are recycled or used elements. 

Light sources, other materials and equipment used:
Outdoor light strip (magenta) in a ball shaped shade, set on "nest" on branches of a tree. Filled with a plastic bubble material.

Dimensions of the work. Approximate size (width-height-depth):
Glass ball shade (fragile) about 35 cm. The nest can be made of the local materials.

Dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size:
A cubic box with fillings, appr 40 cm x 40 cm x 40 cm.

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.

Structures, hardware or other equipment needed from the client:
Got to find a suitable tree for the nest, outdoors or indoors, the nest can lay also on thr floor or another platform. Some local natural material for the nest is required.

Minimum height of the space:
2,5 m

Minimum square meters of the space:
1 m2

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

Building time and people required (estimate):
It depends, 2 hour in minimum.

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

Seen before at:
Vesakon Valot -happening, Helsinki, 2024


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