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Jää
2015

Site-specific installation in public space
Reflective tape mounted on aluminium, LED spot lights
Dimensions variable

Central freezer house, Helsinki, Finland

The two words ‘Jää’ and ‘Jäisin’ both have a double meaning in Finnish: the word ‘jää’ translates as ‘ice’ and ‘stay’, whereas ‘jäisin’ bears the meanings of ‘the iciest’ and ‘I would stay’. The looping dialogue, dictated by the pre-programmed rhythm of lights, took place on the wall of city’s central freezer house (Pakastamo).

The work was produced by the contemporary art organisation Checkpoint Helsinki as a second part to the artist program Art Cache, initiated by the team behind the web application Art Advisor.

Production support: 3M Suomi