• PHAROS_Yannis_Kranidiotis
  • PHAROS_Yannis_Kranidiotis

Summer exhibition in collaboration with Art On The Edge 2018

Summer exhibition in collaboration with Art On The Edge 2018 arranged by Hå Gamle Prestegard
A brand new work by artist Yannis Kranidiotis (Greece) will be presented at Tungenes Lighthouse in Randaberg. His new work "PHAROS" will be exhibited in the period from June 17th to October 1st
In the period between June 17th to August 12th the exhibition is open everyday between 12:00 - 16:00
Yannis is one of the artists who has been involved in the EU-project ENLIGHT European Light Expression Network, a collaboration between the i/o/lab - Center for Futurearts (NO), MMU - Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), Curated Place (UK) and FMD - Foundatione Mondo Digital (IT)

Link with information about the location of the exhibition 

Information about the work «PHAROS»
(2018) Data Driven Kinetic Light & Sound Installation
Acrylic sphere, Leds, motor, Arduino, Raspberry Pi & custom software.
Pháros (from the ancient Greek word for lighthouse) is a data driven kinetic light installation that interprets the properties of the discovered exoplanets into movement and light.
An acrylic sphere fitted in a long bar is rotating around a vertical axis. The sphere is throwing a beam of light, like a lighthouse, while is moving in the middle of the room. The whole body of the sphere is also lighted and changing color eventually. The speed of rotation, the patterns of the light beam and the color of the sphere are defined by the properties of a randomly selected exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system that orbits a star). For example the speed of the exoplanet is defining the rotation speed of the sphere, the temperature defines the color of the sphere and the discovery method the way that light is modulated. There is a screen (or a projection) where all the data of the selected exoplanet are visualized with minimalistic/futuristic aesthetics.

Until 1992 only one exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system that orbits a star) was known. Since then, an explosion in planet discoveries occurred and as of 1 January 2018, there are 3,726 confirmed exoplanets. Most of them have been discovered by watching variations of the light that the planet or its star are emitting. These rotating objects are like lighthouse scattered in the space, guide us in our beyond Earth exploration. Pharos is imitating these exoplanets in movement, light emission and color change. The visitor will have the chance to be lit by these distant objects and observe the game of light and shadow on the walls. Like an old sailor or a future space explorer, the light again, will be the guide to this personal journey.

The sound of the installation is fragments from the oratorio “The Creation” by Joseph Haydn, extremely time stretched proportional to the speed of the selected exoplanet.

Link to the artist website

Link to the catalogue presenting the exhibition collaboration