Lightroom

Grefsenveien 30, Oslo, Norway. Installation, 2016

Lightroom is a space with a tilted floor and white walls constructed inside Grefsenveien 30. As opposed to camera obscura capturing the light of its environment, Lightroom works as a light chamber where shadows are caught and exposed. At daytime it submits itself to the gradual shifts of sunlight. At night its own moving light source accelerates the play of shadows inside the room.

Lightroom is an architectural installation exploring the connections of artwork to its site of presentation. As a work made specifically for Grefsenveien 30, it relies on its site-generated lighting conditions to form its visual composition. In all its subtlety, Lightroom presents an approach for making art in public space that stresses the importance of its locality and its conditions of here and now.