Emma Rönnholm: Swipe / Pyyhkäisy

Kinetic installation; Slide projector, 80 slides and a motorised mirror sculpture (Mirrors, textile, motor, paint brush, wood and metal). 2018/2019

Photo slides from family albums are projected via a mirror mosaic onto the wall. The mirror pieces are fastened to an elastic fabric screen, behind which a brush rotates, touching the back of the screen slightly as it passes. The image on the wall falls apart and comes back together. A dreamlike state of flux is created, where the familiar becomes mysterious and our interpretation of visual signs is challenged.​ The selection of photos used can be varied to make the work site/context specific; e.g. referring to the history or theme of the event. For video documentation visit:


Dimensions of the work:

Installation variable. Mirror mechanism 60x60x60cm

Spaces suitable for exhibiting the work:

Semi-heated space, Heated space

Requirements for the space:

Indoor work: Fully dark, dark (gleaming exit-lights etc. allowed), dim (light enough for walking)

Colouring requirements:

light coloured

Electricity consumption:

Standard mains current (10A/16A)

Support and other structures:

The work includes all the necessary structures


mechanical sound from the mechanisms (clicking etc)

Minimum height of the space: 

2 m

Minimum square meters of the space: 


Building time and people required (estimate): 

ca 4h, 1 person

Artist's presence: 

Guidance can be provided for building

On-site building: 

Assembled on-site


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
Anna Björklund / anna.bjorklund@valotaiteenseura.fi

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