Small Spectacle about Lightness

Astala Lauri

The work is a single channel video projected onto the far wall of a corridor-like space. It shows a room, the surfaces and shape of which are changing slowly but constantly. The slow movement creates a sense of a floating and volatile space, making viewers doubt their own senses. The life-size projection and the shape of the space serve to reinforce this experience.

Production Year
Original Title
Pieni spektaakkeli keveydestä
Finnish Title
Pieni spektaakkeli keveydestä
English Title
Small Spectacle about Lightness
Production Countries
Aspect Ratio
Lauri Astala (Author)
Press Photos
Lauri Astala lives in Helsinki, Finland and Avalon, France. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 and Chicago Art Institute in 2001. Astala is one of of the most distinguished media artists in Finland. He makes sculptures, videos and installations, that concentrate on our concepts and experiences of space and the ways in which cultural structures shapes them. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1989, including Eyebeam in New York (2013), Helsinki Art Museum (2010) KUMU art museum in Tallinn (2008) and Institut finlandais in Paris (2008). In 2007, Astala was awarded with the Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts.