'For the lonely giant plant'
at Copenhagen Light Festival 2020
The installation ’For the lonely giant plant’ takes place at the glass gangway connecting the two buildings of Nordea Headquarters designed by Henning Larsen Architects in Christiansbro. If we take a broader view, it also faces the baroque church, it’s garden, the city to the east and harbour to the west. This transparent interconnecting pathway becomes a shelter for the ‘giant plant’ which blossoms through the use of the color and light.
The ‘giant blossom’ visually transforms softly corresponding to the daylight and turning more saturated in the evening. Although the installation is placed inside the glass gangway, the transparency of the architectural structure allows the passers-by to observe the sculpture from the outside.
The installation is inspired by Titanum Arum, the largest unbranched inflorescence in the world. Because of its odor, which is like the smell of a rotting corpse or carcass, the titan arum is characterized as a carrion flower, and is also known as the corpse flower or corpse plant.
Giant thanks to:
Copenhagen light festival, Statens Kunstfond, Lite Nordic Spaces, Nohrcon and Ieva Baranauskaite.