Indian Summer (Intiaanikesä in Finnish) was realised for Ylöjärvi Loiste light festival in January in Ylöjärvi, Finland.
The installation asks if it’s possible to create summer in the middle of the winter, and is it permitted to do so. The summer of 2018 saw unprecedented heat waves across the globe. Our ridiculous use of resources and energy for superfluous things and the still ongoing debate whether the climate crisis is real or not has acted as a spark for the installation. The work also comments on our need for light and warmth in the middle of the cold and dark winters in the North. In the end of the day, what is enough? and how much do we really need?
Heat, 84 kW halogen light, fake grass lawn