Mare nocturnum

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It is a sculpture installation shown in the caves of the Retretti art center, Punkaharju, Finland. The project reflects myths and fairy-tales about the sea and it's monsters and was inspired by images of fantastical creatures from old maps and engravings. Mermaids, Tritons, horses with fishtails etc. (16 sculptures of different size , from 50 cm to 4,5 m long) are slowly circulating in the huge dark underground concert hall. Made from wire net these sculptures are transparent; a special light effect makes the sculptures glow and creates the illusion of being underwater; magic music turns the installation into a meditation space. In collaboration with: Eerik Siikasaari (music) and Martin Hackenberg (technical support).

© Alexander Reichstein
© Music: Eerik Siikasaari
© Photo: Timo Kilpeläinen