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
BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH
Producer: Annukka Ketola
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