Ibsen Tunnel Improvement

One of the major inner city roads in Oslo leads through a tunnel. This tunnel has the weird name of Henrik Ibsen, which is hard to recognise, by looking at it or driving through it. An easy and tasteful intervention would be to install lights around the tunnel opening to at least have some reference to the great play writer.

To install slightly enlarged light bulbs around the openings of tunnel Ibsen in Oslo, referring to the makeup-lights around the mirror at the backstage of the theatre. The sensation of driving into this heavy lighted hole - going in high speed into the limelight of fame - would increase both the visual and the physical experience of driving downtown. Not to mention the mental notion of stardust.

Ibsen Tunnel Improvement, Ink and watercolour on paper. 2002