Sounds of the River, 2022
On the homepage of the Finnish artist Kari Kola you can read I am a light artist, an artist of light who has replaced the paintbrush with light and who creates paintings which are unparalleled thanks to modern technology. Thus, the canvas has long since been replaced by air, water, meadows and forests. Sounds of the river is an installation in which two rivers are fused into one using blue light beams, that create a shape of imaginary island floating in the air. The elements of water and air are always present and interconnected. The artist uses high light element in the air, creating an atmospheric artwork, which gives a great ambience in the whole area, marked as a place where the two rivers are meeting. The soundscape of the installation is created with the assistance of underwater microphones, from both rivers.
Brixen / Widmann bridge
Franzensfeste Fortress, the largest historical complex in South Tyrol, located next to a river at which the artist presents another installation, serves as a great inspiration for the artist and a connection with the project Sounds of the River, on view at the city of Brixen. The installation is based on very slowly changing colours that will transform the whole area. Different layers of the fortress will be used, creating a strong contrast with how the fortress looks like and is perceived during the day. A site, that sparked the inspiration of the artist with its history of being a military fortress which was not in use and that changed its function to become home for the arts and exhibitions, therefore the goal of the artist is to create abstract, painting-like images, to reflect the diverse history of the site.
Gilfenklamm gorge is an alluring natural spectacle of water, multiple bridges and high contrasts. The gorge does not only offer us a physical walk, but also an imaginary one. The location did not only have a strong visual impact on the artist, but with its strong roaring of the waterfalls also caused that he went into the depths of his mind. During the evening, in absolute darkness, the experience of the gorge and its sounds is even more unique. The artwork Moments is an installation of very strong visual ambience for this unique site. Contrasts with colours and reflections from the water will create the unseen experience that we will remember for a long time.