Some parts of the world (I’m looking at you, Norway) don’t get much sun in the winter time. Some get none at all. It may come as surprise but some of the inhabitants of the darker parts of the world have actually immigrated as refugees from hot countries that are drenched in sunlight day after day. Norwegian artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad decided to work on a collaborative project to bring the sun to the places and the people that saw so little of it.
By teaming up with designers they were able to construct a large, circular light full of LEDs that slowly changes colour, melting into deep reds and lilacs. The light is exceptionally bright, and when firmly erected on to a pick up truck with wind-breakers and a generator, could actually pass as the sun itself. Lisa and Christine drove hundreds of miles with the sun through treacherous conditions on deadly roads to film and to show to people and the reaction from the public was, unsurprisingly, joyous. Something about this enormous light’s warm glow is incredibly soothing, and to see it slowly move across the earth is a rather ethereal experience. Their journey has just stretched to the UK, and will hopefully continue on for a long time to come. Track their SUN on it’s long and peaceful path and perhaps try and get a glimpse of it yourself.
The light will be the centrepiece of the 100% Norway show opening to the public at The Truman Brewery in London on Thursday 19 September, and is not to be missed.
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