Art related to architecture in Kvadraturen school
This commission`s point of
departure was the architectural structure of the
entrance and the actual light conditions of the
building.I interpreted the building as a ”shaft of light”
bounded by two strong parallel walls.The light filtrates
in between these two
partitions of wall into the building´s crisscross volume
and towards the next passage of light..
My intention was:
To strengthen the experience of light from both the
inside and the outside in the day and at night.
To emphasize the height as a positive element in the
space and to link it to the ground floor which has a
To create a dynamic but gentle movement in the space by
activating the tension between the partitons of wall.
To create a lightness, energy and suppleness of
I tackled the more static wall-partitions by stretching
three light forms
between them in a spiral-like movement.
The forms reflect the light in the ”shaft`s” twelve
metres expanse of space, and the vertical-diagonal axis
intensified and the light moves further. The forms can
be read very differently according to where each
stands or walks in the building.The expression of the
piece changes as one moves from floor to floor or
from the one or the other entrance.
The forms are about 8 metres tall, 50 cm wide and 11 cm
in diametre. They consist of two, long, white, parallel
which are also translucent.The pipes contain an optic
fibre which glows as daylight diminishes. Each form is
a white stocking which as well as playing it´s part in
giving the elements a coherence also captures and
reflects the light.