Aspen Wood from Finland, Led, Steel, Steel cable, 8'w x 7'h x 1'd 2011
LIITOKALA (Finnish for Flying Fish) was commissioned by AALTO University in Helsinki in April, 2011 and was built there by Mark with AALTO students assisting. Following in the aesthetic and conceptual form of Andreas' water based reactive sculptures, LIITOKALA's wood frame closes slowly after 1.5 liters of water evaporates from its reservoir. The transformation takes about a months time. The art is in constant motion but moves too slowly to observe in any given single moment. The effects of the water loss are only visible over time, referencing the slow moving effects of climate change.
These photos are of LIITOKALA on display in the window of "Check Point Energie" in Mitte Berlin in 2011. LIITOKALA was part of Dam Stuhltrager Gallery's public art seres "Schaukunst". Curated by Dam Stuhltrager and Inken Bornholdt,