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News: 14/11/2017

Light Artist Kari Kola to Be the First Finnish Artist in International Lumiere Durham Light Festival

Light Artist Kari Kola to Be the First Finnish Artist in International Lumiere Durham Light Festival

Light Artist Kari Kola to Be the First Finnish Artist in International Lumiere Durham Light Festival

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Finnish Light Artist Kari Kola takes part in Lumiere Durham Light Festival with his piece of light art called Frequencies. This massive piece is generated onto the banks of River Wear that runs through the city centre. The River Wear is a pivotal Durham landmark. Kola will create an absorbing contrast to the natural beauty of the river and its surroundings, with a 360-degree installation using customized soundscape and captivating light. Delight in the riverside landscape transformed into a dreamlike wonderland.
- The audience can walk inside the installation and experience the area in a unique way. Nature is the biggest source of art for me, so I’m excited to change this unique area and create a strong contrast to its normal state. Colors, aerial effects and fog with the soundscape will change the area totally. For the soundscape we will use recorded sounds of bats (-6 octaves down so we can hear them) and composed music, because there are lots of bats in the area. Soundscape is composed by a Finnish Sound Designer Heikki Savolainen. The soundscape style is ambient and meditative, the idea is to give people a moment of relaxation, so that they can take a small break from everyday life and experience how much light can change the area, Light Artist Kari Kola describes his installation. 

Lumiere Durham, 16th - 19th November 2017
In Durham for the fifth time, artists from around the world will illuminate the city in delightful and unexpected ways, with various light installations to explore. Lumiere Durham is produced by a Leading Arts Charity, Artichoke, and it is commissioned by Durham County Council. 

More information
Light Artist Kari Kola
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Lumiere Durham
www.lumiere-festival.com/durham-2017