Simo Ripatti: Sorrowless

An installation, which includes the back opening of a book with a drawing of a bird's shadow.

Sorrowless is a rendition of the classification that we use to perceive the world and to create various groupings and structures. It does not aim to define the concept of classification or even its necessity. Rather, it serves as a basis for examining questions of this nature. 

Light sources, materials, and equipment:  
60W light bulb, stick and books. There is a drawing in the back opening of one book.

Dimensions of the work, approximately (width-height-depth): 

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Minimum height of the space:
200 cm

Minimum square meters of the space:
20 m2

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
The space doesn't have to be completely dark, but dim enough to create a shadow.

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

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

Seen before at:
FLASH3 - Light and Death, Old Prison Ward of Suomelinna, Helsinki, Finland


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

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