In light of current events
Sand blasted glass channels, led lights, ambient light and color sensors, data control units, translucent foil on facade glass
Upsala Akademiska Sjukhuset, Sweden
In co-operation with
Building architect White Arkitekter AB
Electric design Gregoire Rousseau
Programming Eetu Huhtala
Commissioner Eva Rosengren / Region Uppsala
Invitational competition curator Lotta Mossum, competition winner 2014.
Photo bottom 2 © Skaparkraft Film Production
In `In light of current events´ the visitor can move in a space between two light emitting walls, one with outside light filtering through the facade and the other with the translation of it. The installation includes color and ambient light sensors that collect data of the light conditions on the outside surrounding. The constant data flow is transferred to the light emitting curved wall inside the room. The room, which is a volume above the entrance of the building with room-in-a-room architecture, is enveloped with glass facade. The facade glasses are covered with translucent foil. The foil cuts away the outside view and lets only the light filter through. During the dark hours the collection of the daily data is played out and can be viewed from outside.
The location is dedicated for medical science and education. The work suggests constant change and tuning with the environment, temporalities that exceed the human scales and interaction between the digital and the non-human. The work is a landmark for the hospital that inhabits it. In a conceptual level the work offers hopeful thought. In light of current events the things are certain way, but the next moment they can change.