New building-integrated work of art at Ringe Prison.
Amalie Jakobsen is creating a new work in connection with the extension of 100 new cell places in Ringe Prison. Råderum is the art consultant on the project under the auspices of the Statens Kunstfond and facilitates the process around the creation of the work. A unanimous art committee believes that the work brings the building to life and offers current societal conversations about the Anthropocene age.
Elements of nature, sculptural elements, colors and light, open up the architectural potentials of the prison and create a lookout in a building that otherwise forms a closed unit. With the work, Amalie Jakobsen forms an artistic awareness of the unbreakable conditions of man and nature, and the pitfalls, but also the possibilities that lie in the interaction between the two. Through four different artistic impacts, the works highlight the fantastic and beautiful nature we live in connection with and at the same time draw attention to the impact we have on nature.
One impact, Man-Made, is a 75-meter-long wall relief located in a new long corridor, which in its monumental expression forms an infinity perspective. The work is inspired by mine tracks from mining machines, which immediately resembles a natural design, but is a man-made construction. On the facade of the building are placed three wall reliefs, Synthetic Fossils, which form castings of spiral tracks from mining machines and appear as human fossils. Indoors hang the wall reliefs, Pools, which are located in several places and give the rooms life with strong synthetic colors, inspired by artificially created evaporation ponds. The light installation, Past Light, consists of green film with plant motifs attached to skylights, which filters the natural light and adds a green indoor environment. The work draws attention to plants that have become extinct and become a testimony to the natural environment of the past.