Mischa Kuball

is a conceptual artist who has been working in the public and institutional sphere since 1977. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural spaces as well as social and political discourses and reflects on a whole variety of aspects from sociocultural structures to architectural interventions as well as emphasizing or reinterpreting their monumental nature and context in architectural history. Since 2007 Mischa Kuball has been a professor of public art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, and associate professor of media art at Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM, Karlsruhe.

Further information:
www.mischakuball.com
www.public-preposition.net

 
Installation: White Space

was created in the context of “Lichtfest” 2014 in downtown Leipzig, as a part of the artist series of public interventions titled “Public Preposition” to remember the 1989 protests in Leipzig, East-Germany – known as the Peaceful Revolution.
Here at RADICAL LIGHT the installation claims to create a space for gathering, be a central meeting point for people with peaceful minds in a peaceful environment!
RADICAL LIGHT provides a perfect platform for this artistic attempt to interact in open-minded democratic circumstances.

www.public-preposition.net 

Mónica Ruiz Loyola

Her attention is first and foremost focused on the reflection between the analogue and the digital. She continues to merge these two issues, and tries to embody them in different projects that wander around the intimate, or that have a more social meaning, or through interactive installations or performance displays. In her pieces she touches on topics such as memory, presence, absence and how we as human beings get involved in an ephemeral world thanks to technology.
Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Spain, Ukraine, Ecuador, as well as at the International Festival of Lights (FILUX) in Mexico, Licht Festival in Belgium and Lux Helsinki in Finland.

www.monikaloyola.com

 
Installation: Absence

is collaborative media installation: Mónica Ruiz Loyola- artist/main concept/direction;
Eduardo Jiménez/Monodata – music and programming
By weaving a space with wires, we can construct a projection surface on which poems can
be embroidered. “Absence” is a tribute to all women who have been brutally murdered.
The installation shows us that we can perceive light as a link between life and death, as a
symbol of hope, and helps us understand that light is not a body, but the form of all bodies. Light is connected to life and death. Light enables this poem to give life to another missing woman.

Immanuel Pax

is a Finnish light artist and theatre designer. In light art he uses projected light both as an object meant to be viewed and as a subject meant to be interacted with. Sometimes the interaction happens when the audience participate within the artwork and sometimes through social and political acts inspired by the work. The artworks are often site-specific and take a stand on current phenomena.

 
Installation: Trespassing

The growing number of surveillance cameras in public spaces reflects the way our society controls freedom. What do we need to feel secure from? Higher walls, armed security guards, more control over public spaces, more control over people? Is the feeling of security just a luxury product and a premium privilege for those who happen to be born in the right family?

TRESPASSING takes control over public space by turning the idea of a security camera inside out. When the camera is replaced by a video projector, a boring grey wall turns into a canvas. Instead of recording illegal graffiti artworks, it projects its own urban minimalistic drawing.

Taavi Suisalu

is working in the contexts of technology, sound and performance, mixing traditional and contemporary sensibilities and activating peripheral spaces for imaginative encounters. His practice is informed by phenomena of contemporary society and its relations to and use of technologies. He applies subjective research methods to study socio-cultural phenomena, being interested in the behaviour, perception and thinking of social beings.

www.taavisuisalu.ee

 
Installation: Waiting for the Light

concentrates on the light that branches off in the bottoms of oceans as networks of hairsplitting rays, passing through areas that are unreachable for any other light. For societies that are intertwined with technology, light that contains the major part of information flow between continents is as essential as the Sun is for plants. This light has become a geological phenomenon that pushes through mountains in the name of milliseconds and surfaces from the depths of oceans in the name of communication to finally freeze on our faces as blueish glimmer.

Timo Toots

is an artist concentrated on researching of, experimenting with and reflecting on the relationships between people, technology and nature. He does not limit the medium of expression, but usually the outcome takes the form of machines.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Estonia, Europe and USA since 2006. He won Golden Nica in Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica in 2012.
In 2013 he founded a project space MAAJAAM in an old farm in the Estonian countryside to collaboratively research the relationships between technology and us.

www.timo.ee

 
Installation: Light Sauna

Estonian people are used to extreme heat therapy called a sauna, but the idea of light with its healing abilities is rarely used. In this sauna, instead of heat we have a room full of powerful light. People ARE ALLOWED to go inside and sit on a bench to take a session of light therapy to treat all the dark November moods.

Jacob Tækker

has studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited in museums and galleries both in Denmark and abroad. He makes video art that deals with emotional states, the routine nature of existence, and human beings’ perceptions and incentives for dealing with it. Tækker pays special attention to the simple, humorous picture in motion, creating works, which contain elements of both comedy and tragedy, so that one is never sure whether to cry or laugh.
In his works, Tækker is at once the leading man, director, cameraman and screenwriter.

www.jacobtaekker.com

 
Installation: Keep running up that hill

a crowd of little Jacob Tækkers are struggling to reach the summit of a high mountain. The moment they reach the summit, they fall and tumble all the way down to the bottom, only to attempt the impossible task another time. The work illustrates how hard it can be to break deep-seated routines:

”You can lie awake all night, making grand plans for how to change your life. Then, when you get up, you just do what you’ve always done.” – Jacob Tækker.