POWER OF THE LAND 2017-18



POWER OF THE LAND project / space specific light and video installations (2017-)

The project focuses on the influence of nature on the land and on the life of its inhabitants. This connection became visible by light and projection.
The project developed in 
FINLAND Haihara Art Center, in JAPAN Akiyoshidai InternationalArt Villageand in ICELAND Fresh Winds International Art Biennale.

FINLAND:
POWER OF THE LAND
(2017) light installation, Haihara Art Center, Tampere (FI)

“The project I developed in the Haihara Art Center – organised by Kulttuuripalvelut  and the Unkarin Kulttuuri- ja Tiedekeskus is focusing to the land, and it’s the strong effects on the inhabitants. I have experienced the power of nature, when I first visited Finland as part as the Arteles Creative Center  in Hämmenkyrö in 2012. Spending the dark winter in the countryside I felt the strong natural rhythm – light and dark – and its effects on myself. Due to the darkness I used flashlight often, so as an after effect, I have started to apply light in my artwork as well. In Tampere I visualize this power of the land, in a pop-up light installation.

As an empiric approach, collected soil and clay from different parts of Tampere are exposed to light. The result is recorded in a time lapse video, and projected into the exhibition space. The different reactions of the different locations show something more than a natural phenomenon. In this pseudoscientific research, the influence of nature on the land and its people symbolically became visible by the light, when the soil let the light cross.

MAAN VOIMA / valoinstallaatio / Haiharan taidekeskus, Tampere (FI)

Taideprojekti jonka olen työstänyt Haiharan taidekeskuksessa keskittyy siihen, miten maa vaikuttaa sen asukkaisiin. Suomalaisen luonnon voima teki minuun huikean vaikutuksen jo viisi vuotta sitten Hämeenkyrössä, kun olin ensimmäistä kertaa Suomessa. Vietin tuolloin pitkän pimeän talven maaseudulla ja oppiin arvostamaan luonnon voimakasta ja luonnollisesti vaihtelevia rytmejä, valojen vaihtelua, jotka vaikuttivat yllättävällä tavalla minuun. Pimeyden takia käytin paljon taskulamppua ja siitä syntyi ajatus käyttää valoa enemmän myös omassa taidetyössä.

Tampereen näyttelyssä haluan visualisoida maan voimaa valoinstallaation kautta. Sitä varten olen kerännyt palasia maaperästä ja savesta, joihin heijastetaan valoa. Syntyvistä eri kuvioista, valoista ja varjoista otetaan videotallenne, joka on valo-installaationa nähtävänä Haiharan taiteilijaresidenssin sisätiloissa. ”Mielestäni kyseessä ei ole vain luonnollisen ilmiön tallentaminen, vaan kuvaus siitä kuinka valo pääsee eri muodoissa esille maaperän ja saven läpi ja kuinka se vaikuttaa maan päällä asuviin ihmisiin.



































JAPAN
POWER OF THE LAND  
(2017) space specific light installation, HD video 14’55”, dimension variable 
Akiyoshidai InternationalArt Village, Yamaguchi Prefecture (JP)

The light installation - made especially for the Light Art Exhibition, - focuses on natural light. The idea based on the previous work: Keeping Shadows (2016) developed in Akiyoshidai International Art Village, during the Trans_2015-2016 Artist in Residence program. While my earlier artistic research is praising shadow - as an important part of Japanese culture – the new installation connect the light and the land.

The idea of the installation is born in the cave of Akiyoshido. Japan has a strong and beautiful nature, and special conditions of forces.  The unique light and shadow equilibrium especially interesting in Chugoku region which consists of two different parts - a sunny and a shady side - considering the way of the sun. Beside the high mountains and the plateau, huge caves are also dividing light and dark. There is a unique balance in the region, as people live close to the nature, celebrates it’s beauty and except it’s forces.  The project is aiming to visualize this balance.

As an empiric approach, collected soil and clay from different parts of Yamaguchi are exposed to light. The soils from different locations are all unique. The result is recorded and projected into the exhibition space and floor. In this pseudoscientific research, the influence of nature on the land and on the life of its inhabitants symbolically became visible by projection, when the soil cracks and let the light cross.

タマシュ・スベット: この土地の力 (2017)  スペーススペシフィックなのインスタレーション, HD video 14’55”,  サイズ可変秋吉台国際芸術村

2016年に、秋吉台国際芸術村のレジデンス・プログラム「trans_2015-2016」に参加し制作した「影を保つこと」から発展させた光のインスタレーションです。これまでの芸術上のリサーチでは、重要な日本文化の一つである「影」を賞賛してきましたが、新作ではこの土地の「光」に焦点を当てています。

この作品のアイデアは、秋芳洞の中で生まれ、フィンランドの暗い冬の中で発展しました。両方の国には強く美しい自然があり、時に極端で明確な光と影が垣間見えます。中でも、「山陰」と「山陽」で構成される中国地方のユニークな光と影の平衡は特に興味深いです。高い山と高原に加え、巨大な洞窟もまた光と影を分断するものだと言えます。私は、このバランスをビジュアル化したいと考えました。

実証的アプローチとして、山口の異なる場所で採取された土と泥を光に曝し、その結果をタイムラプスビデオとして記録しました。その結果を、展示会場の空間と床に向けて投影しています。異なる場所での異なる反応が、自然現象以上のものを提示してくれます。この疑似科学的なリサーチの中で、土地が割れ光が交差する時、象徴的にこの土地と人々の生活による影響がビジュアル化されているのです。








































ICELAND
POWER OF THE LAND ­
(2018) space specific light and video installation, HD video 06’25”, dimension variable
FRESHWINDS International Art Biennale in Iceland (IS) 

The installation - made especially for the Fresh Winds Biennale - is strongly connected to Iceland, because I literally researched the soil of the land. I have been inspirited by the amazing geological features of the South West Peninsula, such as lava stone fields, hot springs, and the dreamy Aurora Borealis.

The video installation – on the top floor of the Lighthouse in Garður – focuses on the power of the nature. Iceland has a strong and beautiful nature, and special conditions of forces.  As an empiric approach, I collected clay and mud from different parts of Reykjanes, and exposed them to light. The change in the material – I believe – shows more than a natural phenomenon. It visualizes the influence of nature, and makes us realise, how strongly we are connected to the land.

ÁHRIF LANDSINS (2018) rými sérstök  birta og myndbandsinnsetning, háskerpu- myndband 06’25’’, breytileg vídd


Verk mitt er sterklega tengt Íslandi því ég rannsakaði bókstaflega jarðveg landsins. Ég hef orðið fyrir miklum áhrifum undursamlegrar náttúru Suðurnesja, svo sem hraunbreiða , hvera og draumkenndra norðurljósa. Myndbandsinnsetningin, efst í gamla vitanum í Garði, einblínir á náttúruöflin.  Með viðhorfi reynslunnar safnaði ég leir og leðju af ólíkum svæðum Reykjaness og lét skína á það ljós. Breyting efnisins, held ég, sýnir meira en náttúrulegt fyrirbæri. Hún birtir áhrif náttúrunnar og gerir okkur kleift að skynja hve náið við tengjumst landinu.

















Az izlandi - FRESH WINDS – Nemzetközi Művészeti Biennálén való részvételem a NEMZETI KULTURÁLIS ALAP támogatásával valósult meg. 


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