Published on: February 9, 2009
Aleksandra Stratimirovic sent us another exciting Light Art project entitled ‘The City’. It is installed in the County Administrative Court in Stockholm/Sweden.
It consists of LED matrix positioned in way that resembles a view of a city from above. The installation slowly transforms in a sequence that lasts for 150 hours.
The description of the project as given by Aleksandra:
My intention with “The City” was to create a work of art that lives its life without demanding the observer’s attention. In the same time for one who wants to and is willing to experience it, it always offers something new to discover.
Much like the way the city envelops the life of an urban inhabitant. It is always present and so often taken for granted that we hardly notice it.‚ÄĚ The City‚ÄĚ is placed in such a way that every visitor to the building has to pass it, by the main entrance of the Court. It covers an area of 40m2.
450 light dots are spread out over the wall in the shape of an imaginary city. At the first glance it gives a very quiet impression. Sometimes the changes are hardly perceptible, sometimes they are quick.
The dynamic lays in the peaceful variability with rare moments of more intensive action. The white light dominates. Under long periods light cells sporadically emerge. Some scattered dots light up, more appear and sometimes the whole city can come alive‚Ä¶
The brightness, colour and tempo of the lights (LED nodes) are controlled by a very detailed programme, which repeats after a little over three weeks. This duration makes it practically impossible to take in all at once, just like any really large city.
It is possible to experience “The City” every working day from 8am – 7pm in the County Administrative Court, Tegeluddsv√§gen 1 in Stockholm, Sweden.
If you want to read more about the installation there is a text written by Jacob Kimvall .
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek