Water was chosen as the theme of the H2.0 work because it is one of the basic conditions of life and key factors of development. All life on Earth depends on water, it is essential for people, animals and ecosystems. In many areas, water consumption has greatly exceeded what the natural cycle of water is able to produce back. Plastic and other synthetic materials cause significant damage to different species and ecosystems in the oceans. With the work, we wanted to draw people's attention to the fact that water is a depleting natural resource and that clean water is not a given.
Finlandia-talo, designed by architect Alvar Aalto, inspired the flowing state of the work: the visual material of the H2.0 light and sound work consists of water associations and movement. The soundscape supports the theme of the work and creates a rhythm for the light that reflects the condition of the water.
Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Floodlights, gobo-projectors, loudspeakers, GrandMA control system.
Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Width 130m, height 50m, work can be adjusted according the site.
Does the artwork use sound?
Loud sound, soundscape created for the light artwork.
Support and other structures:
The work needs support structures, hanging points, or similar, depending on site.
Minimum square meters of the space:
Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 working days, depending on site.
Artist or their representative must be present during building.
Seen before at:
LUX Helsinki 2019