January 20, 2015

Finnish artist Kari Kola illuminates Paris with northern lights

Karri Kola's installation "Nordic Elements" was on show at Lumina Light Festival last autumn in Cascais Portugal.
Karri Kola's installation "Nordic Elements" was on show at Lumina Light Festival last autumn in Cascais Portugal.
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Kari Kola, a light artist from Joensuu, Finland is having a spectacular light display at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Light. The event takes place from January 19–20 2015 at UNESCO HQ in Paris in the iconic Fontenoy building.

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.

Kola’s  360-degree installation ”Light Is Here” deals with light in multiple ways in a stylistically abstract form. Installation creates a visually enchanting appearance for the building, reflecting the most powerful elements of natural light: Northern lights and aurora.

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