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Polar Night Daylight

20 Oct 2011 / in

The installation ”Polar Night Daylight” was erected in the arctic town of Bodø, November 2005. During wintertime, it´s dark 24 hours a day in these parts of Norway. The public

Spaces are usually abandoned during the darkness period and people tend to stay home with the winter blues.

As a response to this we gathered a total of 40 daylight lamps – bulbs of the sort which are designed to simulate natural sunlight and used in therapy – and attached them to fibreglass panels, lighting up a public square, hence producing an event which attracted citizens back out into the public spaces of Bodø.

Polar Night Daylight from Håkon Matre Aasarød on Vimeo.