Light Artist Kari Kola in The City of Light Event with Two Artworks
News / press release
Light Artist Kari Kola produces two massive pieces of light art in the City of Light event in Jyväskylä on 28th -30th September, 2017. The piece called ”Light Wave” will be realized into AaltoAlvari Aquatic Centre. Water, light and soundscape of the artwork will evoke almost a lyrical experience of a moonlight swim in the swimming area of the Centre.
—This is the first time this type of light art is generated into a swimming centre, people can actually swim within the artwork. It will be quite a unique experience. You don’t necessarily have to take a swim to enjoy the light art, though, you can experience it from the café or from the auditorium, as well, hints Kari Kola on his art.
Another Kola’s piece of light art will be built on the campus area of the University of Jyväskylä. The piece ”Brilliant University” illuminates 150 metres of Ylistönrinne Campus building. The lighting will focus on the large, white sides and glass staircases of the buildings on the beach.
—The University campus area is a very interesting setting. The light reflecting from the water surface will develop this piece further into a multidimensional artwork, says Kola.
The City of Light 28th - 30th September, 2017
The City of Light event will take over the city of Jyväskylä for the 12th time. As usual, there will be some permanent lighting installations unveiled for the public, many types of light artworks, a variety of projects and experiences on light for all ages. This year there is a set of over 40 pieces of light art and projects.
—I am taking part in the City of Light event already for the sixth time. The event has grown a lot over the years and its impact is very visible in the city. As a forerunner, the city of Jyväskylä has invested in lighting by taking into account aesthetics besides energy efficiency and safety: light strengthens the residents’ feelings of comfort and improves their quality of life. Other cities should learn from this great example, states Kola.
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Event's website: valonkaupunki.jyvaskyla.fi