Kari Kola Installs Largest Site-Specific Light Artwork in Ireland

‘Savage Beauty’ captured in a luminous video.

By
Arts
4,339 Hypes 0 Comments

Finnish artist Kari Kola has installed the largest site-specific light artwork ever created across Ireland’s sprawling Connemara mountains. The luminous installation is comprised of 1,000 vibrant, pulsating lights spread over a distance of approximately three miles. These lights are powered by 16 generators that were meticulously placed into position using helicopters. As for the work’s title Savage Beauty, the artist was inspired by Oscar Wilde who referred to the mountainous region as a “savage beauty.”

The work was meant to be experienced in person as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture program. However, due to precautionary measures over the coronavirus outbreak, locals in Ireland and tourists are unable to catch it firsthand. Fortunately, the artist hired a team of video specialists to capture the work in a stirring clip.

Get a closer look at Savage Beauty by watching the video below.

Elsewhere in art, check out the best artworks releasing this week.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Your First Look at Steven Spielberg's Upcoming 'West Side Story' Film
Entertainment

Your First Look at Steven Spielberg's Upcoming 'West Side Story' Film

Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner are looking to right some wrongs from the original.

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week
Arts 

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

A new silkscreen edition by Takashi Murakami, a grinning art toy by Ron English & more.

BAPE and G-SHOCK Prep Glow-in-the-Dark DW-5750 Watch
Watches

BAPE and G-SHOCK Prep Glow-in-the-Dark DW-5750 Watch

Emblazoned with BAPESTA branding and an APE HEAD motif.


TOKiMONSTA Offers Final 'Oasis Nocturno' Single With Up-Beat "Renter's Anthem"
Music

TOKiMONSTA Offers Final 'Oasis Nocturno' Single With Up-Beat "Renter's Anthem"

“Keep spreading love and positivity, we all need it right now.”

adidas Originals Strips Back SL7600 to "Triple White"
Footwear

adidas Originals Strips Back SL7600 to "Triple White"

A minimal take on the old-meets-new sneaker.

SPOFEC Gives Rolls-Royce Cullinan OVERDOSE Widebody Kit & 685 HP Tune
Automotive

SPOFEC Gives Rolls-Royce Cullinan OVERDOSE Widebody Kit & 685 HP Tune

Stanced, widened, upgraded power & more noise.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. By adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.