In January of 2013 my quest to hunt down some Northern Lights began high up in the north of Finnland.
While having just one week to accomplish my goal, my fingers were crossed for good (space) weather.
Nearby the shore of the frozen Lake Menesjärvi in Lapland, I stayed at the Hotel Korpikartano (menesjarvi.fi).
The lake offered a great view and was therefore the perfect location to wait for some Auroras.
This movie consists out of over 7000 pictures shot with a Canon 60D + EF-S 10-22 lens and ML Firmeware which worked perfectly even with temperatures as low as -22°C and up to 500 pictures with one battery!
Finally all the waiting paid off by capturing an epic aurora!
Aith for the great soundtrack (soundcloud.com/aithmusic)
and to gwegner.de for the great LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com/).
(This video clip will be constantly updated during tour. Tour dates: ryojiikeda.com)
superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in his piece for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness - these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.
Concept, direction and music: Ryoji Ikeda
in collaboration with
Performers: Stéphane Garin, Amélie Grould
Programming, graphics and computer system: Tomonaga Tokuyama, Norimichi Hirakawa, Yoshito Onishi
Optical devices: Norimichi Hirakawa
Stage manager: Simon MacColl
Technical manager: Tomonaga Tokuyama
Production assistant: Daisuke Sekine
World Première on 14, 15, 16 November 2012 at the Centre Pompidou with the Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR)
Avant-Première on 5 August 2012 at ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Commissioned by Festival d’Automne à Paris (FR) for the musical part
Created and developed at Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), YCAM Yamaguchi Center for Arts and media (JP) and ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE)
Coproduction : Festival dʼAutomne à Paris (FR), Les Spectacles Vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris, FR), Barbican (London, UK), Concertgebouw Brugge (Bruges, BE), Festival de Marseille (FR), Parc de La Villette (Paris, FR), Kyoto Experiment (JP), ZKM (Karlsruhe, DE), STRP Art and Technology Festival (Eindhoven, NL).
With the support of the DICRéAM-CNC (FR)