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Spectacular light installation to link two architectural masterpieces in London and Denmark to celebrate European Capital of Culture 2017

A major light installation by one of Denmark’s leading female artists, Tine Bech, will connect two iconic Arne Jacobsen buildings, The Embassy of Denmark in London and Aarhus City Hall Tower in Denmark, from 10 to 19 November 2017, 5pm–11pm daily, to celebrate this year’s European Capital of Culture celebrations. The work is presented with the Association Hidden Places.

The interactive artwork, We Believe, perfectly encapsulates the spirit of European collaboration and cultural exchange. From a control room on a rooftop in Aarhus, members of the public will be able to activate the controls which will illuminate the architecture of the two buildings. They will be able to control individual light sections using a series of interactive devices. The work explores how culture, architecture, technology and play intersect to shape the future of our cities. Both buildings are power structures and the aesthetics of the control room, as well as access to it, are essential to the project.

“I look forward to an amazing visual experience when artist Tine Bech, in collaboration with the Association Hidden Places, light up two beautiful and iconic Arne Jacobsen buildings in Aarhus and London. One of the most important aspects of our Capital of Culture year is collaborating across European borders, and We Believe becomes a beautiful symbol of these collaborations,” says Rebecca Matthews, CEO of the European Capital of Culture, Aarhus 2017.WeBelieve-TineBechStudio04

Play and illuminate The Embassy of Denmark in London and Aarhus City Hall Tower, Denmark.
Bookings for access to control room only in Aarhus.


Curated and arranged by the European Cultural of Culture Aarhus 2017 project stakeholder Association Hidden Places
Light manufacture SGM Lights A/S
Light supplier: Vigsø A/S
Supported by The Municipality of Aarhus and the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017

Images by Tine Bech testing lights

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project information in Danish 

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