Tomi Paijo: Echoes of the Currents

Artwork evoking whispers, memories, and the fluidity of time's current.

Echoes of the Currents is an evocative installation of three figures, conceived to harmonize with expansive outdoor landscapes, ideally by the water. They become anchors to a soundscape composed of gentle whispers, heightening the spatial dimension of the artwork. These whispers echo the myriad moments of history and the ever-moving nature of time, symbolized by the surrounding waters.

Heraclitus once mused, "We both step and do not step in the same rivers. We are and are not." His reflection resonates deeply with the piece. Water's eternal cycle ties us to bygone eras, and in its flow, we hear the tales of generations past. The figures, juxtaposed with the auditory element, call upon the viewer to pause, listen, and connect with the timeless currents of existence.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Construction site light (LED), stand, wire mesh, packaging plastic, fabric, speakers.

Approximate dimensions of the work, (width-height-depth):
3 X 150cm X 30cm X 40cm

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Does the artwork use sound?
Ambient sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Please state which structures, hardware or other equipment is needed from the client:
Only electricity.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
No requirements.

Building time and people required (estimate):
Half day. One person.

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

Seen before at:
Metronom, Mustio, 2023.


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

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

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