Light Therapy IV



Exhibition: MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto

Location: Toronto, Canada

Year: 2019

Curators: November Paynter

Photo: Apolonija Šušteršič

Concept: Artist Apolonija Šušteršič produced her first version of Light Therapy in cooperation with Moderna Museet in Stockholm back in 1999. It was one of the projects in the series of Moderna Museet Projekt curated by Maria Lind.

Since then, several editions have been created in various art institutions that have adopted a different time and space situation, putting light on burning issues in a specific context/location.



Instructions for the Light Therapy (printed on the wall):


  1. Light Therapy involves exposure to bright light, with your eyes open but without the need to look directly into the light.


  1. A treatment session can last twenty minutes up to two hours. This can be done daily, depending on individual needs.


  1. The morning is a good time for bright light exposure. It is helpful to avoid bright light exposure in the evening during the last two hours before bedtime.


  1. You are encouraged to read the Light Therapy Library literature or chat with people around you.


  1. End the session when you feel too high!