Video fireplaces and artificial aquariums, those omens of transition from real into fake, from living into dead, more controlled and cheaper, provide a frightened view on the "Cold Bonfire". When the viewer steps in front of the Cold Bonfire and draws up a parallel reality by one's shadow, it gives a sense of the age-old continuum of tribal fires. Same time it creates a playground of shadow images. The artwork consists of a bonfire apparatus that creates an illusion of the shadow of fire.
Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Led-lamps 25W, wood and metal, electric motor.
Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
130cm x 130cm x 130cm + canvas if wanted. Can be projected also to wall.
Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
The darker the better. Doesn’t have to be very dark.
Self supporting, standard mains current (10A/16A)
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:
If customer wants to reflect the shadow on the hanging canvas (recommended), ladder or a crane is needed, depending how big shadow is wanted. The work is scalable.
Does the artwork use sound?
Minimum height of the space:
The work is scalable. 130cm is minimum.
Minimum square meters of the space:
Building time and people required (estimate):
Device itself one hour. Hanging the canvas depends the place and size of it.
Guidance can be provided for building.
Seen before at:
Valotaiteen Biennaali FLASH 3, Helsink 2021, Rauma Lumen, Rauma 2021, Käytävä Galleria, Helsinki 2021, Taidekeskus Haihatus, Joutsa 2022