Sten Saarits



Nightscape with Citylight

Becoming Accustomed to Strangeness That Doesn’t Become Less Strange Through Acclimation

Dark Finitude

Zero G Tonic

The Wait

Pneumatic City




Light Drop


Lesser Part of the Equation

Planes of Repetition


Phototactic Nightlife

Intermediate Space


Stuff Part 1 & Part 2

Sound composition for Tartu Arch Bridge

Bermuda Triangle

Foreground Horizon

Conceptual Room

My Eyes Are Going Crazy, I Am Trying to See Something but There’s Nothing Here

Newton's Cradle



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Light Drop / 2013


Video documentation: former space of Vaal Gallery in Tallinn


A Led light and an audio speaker is used to produce a realistic sense of water dripping, but at the same time to present the absence of expected materiality in the gallery space. On the ceiling, a led lamp flickers on the exact moment when an actually measured water drop should break off.
On the audio track played underneath there are previously recorded sounds of water splashing on an impact played. The duration of the fall and the multiple versions of the splash sounds are recorded accordingly to site specifics. This installation maps the given space by providing depth for visually unmeasurable mediums (sound, light). By creating an unreal situation, where the usual considered qualities of mediums are in conflict, it investigates the possibilities of medium transgression through a sculptural experience.


Awards: 2013 Young Sculptor Prize / Department for Installation and Sculpture / Estonian Academy of Arts