Directors Lounge: Jari Haanperän - Spectres of Light Friday, August 13th, 2010, 21h Galerie Meinblau Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18/19 D-10119 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Jari Haanperän lives in Berlin and together with Mirka Flander, his producer, he is running the gallery Suomesta. With his installations, Jari Haanperän takes up and further develops the idea of the Light Space Modulator by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Although Jari's film works on the other hand appear very different to the abstract spirituality of Moholy-Nagy's light machine, the two constituting elements seem to be the constant source of inspiration for artist and filmmaker Haanperän: light and the spirited machine. However with Jari, these elements seem to evoke their opponents: darkness, which is needed for the effects of light, or lumen, and the darker forces.