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New Oslo Installation Reflects Norwegian Landscape in Miniature

New Oslo Installation Reflects Norwegian Landscape in Miniature
© Frédéric Boudin
© Frédéric Boudin

In collaboration with Kistefos Museum, photographer Frédéric Boudin has captured Jeppe Hein's installation "Path of Silence," now permanently located in Jevnaker near Oslo. The sculpture is inspired by the topography of the Kistefos Sculpture Park, creating a conversation between the installation and its site by adapting the park's stepped slope and terraces to a freeform profile.

© Frédéric Boudin © Frédéric Boudin © Frédéric Boudin © Frédéric Boudin +35

© Frédéric Boudin
© Frédéric Boudin

A labyrinth of mirrors encloses the sculpture's three spaces of silence marked by contemplation, expressed through a series of high mirror steles to draw the eye toward the sky; nature, emphasized with a tree linking interior to exterior; and activity, which is underscored with a constantly evolving view resulting from walls of rushing water.

© Frédéric Boudin
© Frédéric Boudin
© Frédéric Boudin
© Frédéric Boudin

Overall, the pavilion is intended to encourage visitors to clear their minds and be present with the different kinds of silence from their surroundings. The water flow, for example, refers to silence by acting as a noise that causes all other sounds to fade. The experience of walking through the installation is therefore designed to promote inner silence alongside contemplation, introspection, and connection to nature.

Credits:

Path of Silence, 2016
Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen

News via: Jeppe Hein

Cite: Alyssa Wu. "New Oslo Installation Reflects Norwegian Landscape in Miniature" 02 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/800175/new-oslo-installation-reflects-norwegian-landscape-in-miniature/>
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