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.
LYS & TVÆRS
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