Kari Kola;
Finland; www.karikola.com

Everything is based on Light

I’ve been interested in light for as long as I can remember. Light is everywhere and it affects the world and our daily lives in many ways.
I’m from Finland and here the autumns and the winters last long and are very dark. I wanted to teach myself to use light to be able to utilize the darkness that surrounds me during those seasons. That’s why I became who I am. A light artist.
I have worked around 20 years with light and over 2,000 gigs on a leading role. I’ve been working on many historical castles and sites with also lots of unique sites like UNESCO HQ, Stonehenge, Villa de Laak, Saana Mountain. Over the years, I have worked both as a technical and an artistic leader in several productions including festivals, operas, musicals, multi-art performances and opening ceremonies. These projects have been in national and international level.
Light is really powerful tool and i believe that we can put focus to any site, city or value using light art.

My plan is to work on unseen scale in unique sites and to push the limits of Light Art to new dimension, this will create new Impact to raise awareness on many topics.

My motto is: ”Nothing is impossible; it is just a matter of deciding how much you want to use your energy towards achieving it”.


Savage Beauty was 500 hectares installation to European Capital of Culture, Galway 2020 in March 2020.


Stonehenge was first time lighted on Unesco’s World Heritage day in 2018


Saana Mountain was 250 hectares installation at 600km above Arctic circle for our nations 100 years of independence in year 2011.