8Something Blue

8Something Blue

Location
Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne Hotel

The Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne is a landmark on the route at this edition of GLOW.

The Finnish artist Kari Kola, known for the light art works Submerged (2017) and Magical Garden (2016), casts the hotel in a penetrating deep blue light using a high-power system. The dynamics of the area are focused on this spot, this moment. But don’t underestimate the strength of simplicity: this light art work is visible up to 2 kilometres into the sky and from 20 kilometres away.

Something Blue may join an impressive list of exceptional, international places that Kola has lit like this, including Stonehenge and Saana Mountain.

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Kari Kola (Finland)

“I've been interested in light for as long as I can remember. Light is everywhere and it affects the world and our daily lives in many ways. I'm from Finland and here the autumns and the winters last long and these seasons are very dark. I wanted to teach myself to use light to be able to utilize the darkness that surrounds me during those seasons. That's why I became who I am. A Light Artist.

I have worked with light for around 17 years and I have generated over 2,000 projects on a leading role. I've worked with many historical castles and places and I'm specialized in working with these type of vulnerable sites. I have created light installations to several unique sites like UNESCO HQ, Stonehenge, Villa de Laak, Saana Mountain. I have worked both as a Technical and an Artistic Leader in several productions including festivals, operas, musicals, multi-art performances and opening ceremonies. These projects have been executed on both national and international level."

Something Blue - GLOW 2018
Story of Light - GLOW2017

Submerged - GLOW2017
Magical Garden - GLOW2016

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Profiel

Kari Kola

Eindhoven Pullman Cocagne Hotel

The name Cocagne recalls the land of Kokanje which was rumored to be a paradise or land of plenty. The hotel also leads guests to suspect that they don’t have to worry about anything and that’s the truth. At Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne, an in-style upscale hotel, connecting performance with enjoyment in an international cosmopolitan environment.

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