Lux Helsinki 2015: Yötön yö at the Musiikkitalo

Lux Helsinki brings nightless nights to Musiikkitalo. WhiteNight Lightings´ work Yötön yö at the Musiikkitalo 4.-8.1.2015

In terms of light, Finland is a land of contrasts. Once the long dark winter has been vanquished, the nightless nights of summer feel like they have never been away. The mystical summer night has inspired artists through the ages.

This work reminds viewers of the nightless nights, in the midst of an urban setting. Its stylised wooden frames present a modern interpretation of a summer birch grove. Changing light provides an abstract take on the ever wandering light of the nightless nights, filtered through the forest trees. On the horizon in the background, the colours of midsummer are brought to life. Viewers can hear the endless sounds of summer nights.

Performance time: Daily from 5 pm to 10 pm

WhiteNight Lighting is the work of Joonas Saaranen and Arto Heiskanen. Known for their architectural lighting, this pair make the occasional but regular foray into the world of light art. Nordic nature and light, which form the sources of inspiration of the duo, are the prevailing theme of their works. Their art engages in a playful dialogue between light and shade, while leaving the audience room to interpret what it is witnessing.

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