Simo Ripatti: Occasion

Occasion, 2023. Moving image that makes use of light and shadow.

Occasion is an installation that contains a moving image that makes use of light and shadow. The work interprets the moment where perception without thought can cause a sense of vagueness. An unexpected and strange situation can paralyse you before you realise what has happened – as if a safe situation suddenly turns menacing or appears different than it actually is. Perception connects the work to reality, but only by comparing a recollection, questioning memory and perception, and conscious thinking can one form the actual experience. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Video projector.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Flagpole height 4,5-8 meters, can be adjusted.

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.

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
Videoprojector, mediaplayer and flagpole, if the work is placed outdoors.

Minimum height of the space:
500 cm

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc:
The space does not have to be completely dark, but dim enough for projection.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 hours, no people required.

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

Seen before at:
LuxHelsinki, Helsinki 2023, Forum Box, Helsinki, 2023


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
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