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Lys & Tværs (Light Crossing) is a light sculpture commissioned by the city of Herning.

We were asked to design a light sculpture, which could accentuate the T-crossing of two pedestrian streets in the city centre.

Formally Lys & Tværs is inspired by traditional checkered pattern designs from the era of the local textile mills. The suspended sculpture is a 3D exploded version of a checkered cloth pattern.

Daylight creates a play of shifting highlights and shadows accross the aluminium beams. Around sunset a very slow light animation sets in, vertically facing the three street directions and horizontally shining down on the pavement.

Throughout the year Lys & Tværs changes its light animation content every month.


light sculpture
Herning city centre
NB due to the current energy crisis the City of Herning has switched off all unnecessary illumination until further notice

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below: installing Lys & Tværs on site

right: early models 

concept & design - Jacob F. Schokking & Vertigo Aps

production & programming - Vertigo Aps

​​materials - aluminium profiles, LED light strips, steel masts, steel wires, preprogrammed and mapped out video content

location - Bredgade / Skolegade - Herning

commissioned by Herning Municipality, 2021

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