Sampsa Pirtola: The Greatest of All Secrets

An experimental video art piece about magic, illusion, and individual freedom.

The video artwork The Greatest of All Secrets combines the visual language of abstract experimental cinema with classic narrative storytelling. The main focus in the visual expression is on different light sources, which have been filmed using different optical experimental means.  

The video piece can be presented without sound with the English subtitles, but it is meant to be presented with sound. The video is single channel and audio is stereo. 

The video below is for previewing purposes only, not for public screening.

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
Video projector.

Dimensions of the work, approximately (width-height-depth): 
4K video.

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.

Structures, hardware, or other equipment needed from the client: 
Projection surface, tv screen or something similar.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:
Not specific.

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

Building time and people required (estimate):

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

Seen before at:
Kuvan kevät 2020 / Uniarts Helsinki MFA exhibition 2020


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen /
Anna Björklund /

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