Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir Visual World inaugurated
VISUAL WORLD, a landscape installation, by Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir will be inaugurated on 28th August in Alingsås, Sweden in relation to a new and unique district characterized by sustainability.
Through a co-operation between Alingsås Municipality and the Embassy of Iceland in Stockholm, a sculpture installation has been created for the new district Träffpunkt Stadsskogen. Pupils have worked with the artist Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir and given a personal touch to the installation. The official unveiling takes place in connection with the inauguration ceremony.
Based on the criteria that the sculptures should have a robust outdoor design on the theme of “city and nature”, Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir was commissioned to provide the artistic decoration in Träffpunkt Stadsskogen. The core of Träffpunkt Stadsskogen is formed by the square, the school and the activity hall. Both buildings are built with passive building techniques and the school is the first school building in the Nordic countries classified as a zero energy building. This means that it produces as much energy as it uses in one year. A comprehensive thinking, where sustainability is the guiding-star, characterizes this new district centre. Through their connection to nature, at the same time as they are created by human hand, the new works of art contribute to achieving the ambition that Träffpunkt Stadsskogen is to strengthen the identity of the new town district and to be characterized by the meeting between city and nature as well as by learning.
It was in the end of May this year, when about twenty pupils of the 2nd grade contributed to the work with ”The Motherstone” and “Kidstones”, where the children were responsible for the ”Kidstones”; small stones of concrete. Each little stone has its own design, and houses a personal object selected by the children, as well as a piece of special stone, brought for them from Iceland. Brynhildur Thorgeirsdóttir has previous experience of working with children and she thinks it is very positive that the pupils participated in the work. She hopes for their participation to give a sense of responsibility and create a greater respect for public art.