Kari Kola


Light Is Here

With his installation Light is Here, Finnish artist Kari Kola created the opening ceremony for the United Nations International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies in 2015 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The installation deals with light in multiple ways, using over hundreds of hi-power LEDS and a dozen large video projectors to reflect on the most powerful elements of natural light: the Aurora Borealis and the sunrise.

Northern lights: Finnish light designer Kari Kola’s installation illuminates the UNESCO headquarters 19th-20th January
A light installation by Finnish light designer Kari Kola will be displayed outside the UNESCO Headquarters on Monday 19th January at 6.30-12pm and on Tuesday 20th January at 6-12pm, at 125 avenue Suffren (in the 7th district of Paris). ”Light Is Here” is a 360-degree installation which evokes among others the Northern Lights.
Light designer Kari Kola comes from Joensuu in Eastern Finland. UNESCO has commissioned his light installation for the opening of the International Year of Light.