MEMORIAL MONUMENT AT THE MARITIME MUSEUM IN STOCKHOLM
2nd PRIZE IN COMPETITION ORGANIZED BY THE PUBLIC ART AGENCY SWEDEN
The memorial monument provides a framework for memory where the qualities of the site are retained with the addition of the artist and composer.
An imagined walk begins at the water and rises with the landscape up to the light and the room that closes up as it crowns the wandering. A withdrawn place for worship without religious overtones, where the sky light falls on the cast bronze wall, a room where the family can find peace and privacy. The structure consists of two cast materials, bronze and concrete, which are allowed to age and enhance the experience over time, both of the work and of the place. Ledges in concrete molds themselves down towards the water and thin sheets of bronze outline the landscape.
The work includes music composed for double chorus especially for the monument. The music is directly linked to the architecture. The idea of a double chorus relates to the polarity of the two materials. The double chorus are like echoes, and the bronze leaves form a score in the landscape.
Petra Gipp, Maria Videgård, Solmaz Beik
Composer: Kim Hedås