In cooperation with lighting designer Mimi Ravn.
FRONT-BACK // 2018 // Exhibitor at Architecture Before and Now in Skagen, Odde Naturcenter, Denmark.
Working with two of Ulrik Plesner buildings, Skagens Museum and Skagens railway station, Ida and Mimi have created the light installation FRONT-BACK. Both buildings are build with focus on authenticity, simplicity and local materials and appears with their size and facade decoration, as monumental sculptures in the townscape.
However, a building is also all that’s hidden behind the facade and where the museum contains an important tale of the city's history, the railway station has lost its proper function as a railway station.
By drawing parallels to rhythms in the two building façades and the Utzon building, the installation appears from the outside symmetrically and flat as a facade. The inside of the installation contains a pattern of black surfaces that leads one's way through the space. The black surfaces are inspired by the museum's modern extension, that appears tall and uninviting compared to its surroundings.
Human movement through the installation will affect the its expression when viewed from the outside. It is therefore the people who move through the installation that gives it a spatial feel. The light is warm, colored by Skagen's red and yellow colors, and the installation is an abstract interpretation of the buildings appearance and use.
Special thanks to Cosmos Trawl og Kulturhus Kappelborg.
A Soft Spot // 2017 // Carlsberg Byens Galleri & Kunstsalon, Copenhagen.
Interior and lighting design // 2017 // Reflektor Light Festival, Copenhagen
Lighting Design // 2018 // Distotion Ø, Copenhagen