The artwork was originally planned for the Summer but then the pandemic came.
A huge piece of light-art has appeared in Ofelia Plads. The artwork was supposed to be part of the Roskilde Festival in the Summer but the pandemic stopped it from happening. Now the artwork seems even more appropriate, under current circumstances. In bright red lights, 15 metres wide and 8 metres tall, the lights spell ‘UNDERSTANDING’. [Photo: @orangefeeling on Facebook]
The artwork is itself entitled ‘Work No. 2630 UNDERSTANDING’, and it is free to visit. The award-winning artist is a British man, named Martin Creed and he recognises the special significance of the artwork now, under very unprecedented circumstances. It has previously been displayed in Brooklyn and now it’s come to visit our beautiful Copenhagen, too.
The Roskilde Festival organisers say that ‘it lights up the December darkness in Copenhagen as an artistic gesture to the public spirit we all show at the moment.’ Copenhagen is usually alight with the glow of thousands of Christmas lights this time of year, but we certainly won’t say no to another light in the darkness, and a lovely message too!