Tarja Ervasti: Seven gates

A sequence of reflected light forms and colours from seven mirrors.

The immaterial quality of reflected light is the essence of the minimalist artwork titled Seven gates. Reflected light forms of varying colours – the gates – carry the spectator into a tranquil state of being, an illusion of another reality. 

The installation consists of seven mirrors placed side by side on the floor and the reflected light forms on a white background. The sequence of forms and changing colours develop from a slow meditative rhythm into a faster climax.  

The duration of the loop is approximately 5 minutes. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
9 full colour LED profile spots (ETC Source4 or similar) 2 full colour LED wash lights with barndoors, digital operating system, 7 mirrors, white screen or background.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
6 m width – 5 m high – 6 m depth.

Please provide the dimensions of the work for mailing / sending. Approximate size will do:
Case 1 (mirrors) 2m x 1m x 0,8m. Case 2 (rented equipment) 2m x 1m x 1m.

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:
A lighting pipe or trussing, a stretched white canvas (6m x 4,5m), lighting equipment.

Minimum height of the space:
4,5 m

Minimum square meters of the space:
30 (width 6m, depth 5 m)

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Dark indoor space, moderately heated, white background (white wall or a stretched canvas), dark floor (black or dark grey).

Building time and people required (estimate):
1 day, 2 lighting people + artist.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

Seen before at:
Lux IN, Lux Helsinki 2014


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