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LUX HELSINKI 2015: Yötön Yö – Nightless night

Designer: WhiteNight Lighting Oy

Year: 2015

City: Helsinki

Country: Finland

Constructor: Suneffects Oy

Manufacturer: iGuzzini Finland & Baltic Oy, Tehomet Oy

Concept Description

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. The Yötön yö light art piece can be found directly in front of the Parliament House at the Musiikkitalo concert hall. 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. Installations can be viewed from 5pm to 10pm. Untill 8.1.2015 for more info of the light festival visit LUXHelsinki website.

Photographer: WhiteNight Lighting Oy