Teemu Määttänen: Atlas Tree

Imaginary mappings of tree structures through movement.

In Atlas Tree, imaginary maps and mappings fill trees with moving and ever-changing images. The work explores maps through movement in different scales, from the microscale of nutrients moving through the tree to the macroscale of traffic, industry and the society all the way to the cosmic scale. The work presents itself a little differently each time, as it is built upon simple real-time algorithms. "I study the relationships of space, light, colour, and movement through the use of projected images on top of surfaces and objects. I'm very interested in the associations simple shapes moving on top of objects can elicit in the viewer. I want to create works that help me share and facilitate these observations and associations with other people." 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Weather proofed videoprojectors and computers, LED-lights.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
Variable, site specific. The work can be on a single tree or multiple.

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:
Projectors and computer need weather proofing. All the equipment is on the ground.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Darkness, all public lighting must be turned off.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1 day for mapping setup.

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

Seen before at:
Espoo Visual Festival, Espoo, 2019; LUX Korkeasaari, Helsinki, 2019; PIOT, Tornio, 2021; Jään ja valon juhla, Heinola, 2022


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
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Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen / mia.kivinen@valotaiteenseura.fi
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