Lux Helsinki transforms buildings and familiar spaces into unique works of urban art during the darkest time of the year. About thirty works of art, divided into two sections, were presented at this year’s edition: Lux1, in the Eläintarha park area, and Lux2, from the city centre to eastern and northern Helsinki. The Lux1 circular route runs through the districts of Töölö, Kallio and Pasila and includes ten works, includingFalin Mynd those by fuse*.
Falin Mynd is an audiovisual installation that transforms the interpretation of Helsinki’s emotional state from various data sources into a moving image and soundscape. The abstract digital landscape on the video screen is formed in real time from the tweets and hashtags of locals and visitors and from news related to Helsinki. Falin Mynd emphasizes the inseparable link between the individual and the community and their impact on one another, while also changing our perception of the surrounding environment: places, people, colours and feelings. The installation was inspired by photographs and the invisible traces left by light that are only revealed when the film is developed. It makes the invisible image of the city visible and forms a map of that which is usually hidden.
fuse* is a multidisciplinary art studio based in Modena that works with new technologies to interpret the complexity of human and natural phenomena. From the outset, the studio’s research has focused primarily on producing installations and live media performances that instill wonder and motivate audiences to challenge what’s possible. As the studio evolved, the creation of new projects became more holistic and more and more value was placed on pure experimentation. fuse* seeks to go beyond the accepted limits, to stimulate empathy and seek new interactions between light, space, sound and movement. fuse* maintains close ties with its community, developing, supporting and promoting projects with the intention of spreading culture and knowledge, such as with the co-production of ‘NODE‘, an electronic music and digital arts festival, which has been held since 2016.
The Lux Helsinki 2022 program was curated by Lari Suominen, Ilkka Paloniemi, Christina Dvinge, Petra Martinez, The Finnish Light Art Society FLASH and Juha Rouhikoski. The festival is organized by the Helsinki Events Foundation and produced by Susa Nokelainen. The involvement of fuse* studio was supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Helsinki.
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