Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
Worldwide

Stockholm City Library

Exhibition Detail
Revolving Beacon – The Lighthouse at the End of the World
Sveavägen 73 113 50
Stockholm
Sweden


October 16th, 2008 - October 16th, 2008
Opening: 
October 16th, 2008 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Revolving Beacon, Gustav HellbergGustav Hellberg, Revolving Beacon,
2008, 20 profiler-lights, dmx-controller, variable
© Gustav Hellberg
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.biblioteket.stockholm.se/
COUNTRY:  
Sweden
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, sculpture
> DESCRIPTION

Revolving Beacon - The Lighthouse at the End of the World
The public building, Stockholm City Library, is given a different behaviour. The building itself is turned into a visual debate argument, pointing out its existence, in times when the town as well as the library is going through a new development phase - a lighthouse at the end of the world.

The central structure of Gunnar Asplund's famous Stockholm City Library is a rotunda, placed on a boxy plinth, containing the actual library. The library and its cylindrical rotunda towers over the Norrmalm neighbourhood. As a temporary performative installation Hellberg is turning this landmark library building into a lighthouse placing a strong and rotating light inside the rotunda. Lying close to Asplund's idea where light from within the building should show its activity Hellberg gives the whole building a different behaviour. The building itself is turned into a visual debate argument, pointing out its existence, in times when the town as well as the library is going through a new development phase - a lighthouse at the end of the world.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.