Senate Square, Helsinki, Finland
9th of January 2012, 4-5 pm.
Matti Jykylä: rubix xpress
The inspiration for the light installation “rubix xpress” is the famous 3D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. As a child, Matti Jykylä himself was never able to solve the puzzle. The light installation is based on a video in which a 6-year-old Chinese boy solves the puzzle in 37 seconds. This feat is repeated in the Senate Square in a slowed down version, culminating in the successful completion of the puzzle.
The light installation utilises changes and movement in light. The popular cube is taken to a whole new dimension in Lux Helsinki – 125,000 regular Rubik’s Cubes could fit inside the cube of light.
Music: Mr.A & Heikki L - Keep Your Love