InfinitumDanish Parliament

By Cecilie W. Falkenstrøm
& Patrick Coard

Fællessalen in the heart of the Danish Parliament at Christiansborg Castle is normally a location where hectic debates take place. We wanted to challenge the systems tendency to create power struggles by reframing the power-center into an atmosphere that encourages new thinking and cohesion.

The sensory flow moves back and forth between being and becoming, activity and passivity, yellow and blue, focus and defocus, hard and soft, major and mole, inhaling and exhaling. An “ad infinitum” movement and a movement into infinity.

Gigantic colorful video projections enlighten the castle’s ceiling, sound waves embrace the room and a 9x5x3 meter pneumatic sculpture opens an inner spectacular universe fitting 30 people. When entering the sculpture you are absorbed by an intense experience of a timeless moment in eternity. An atmosphere that provokes shifts in rationale.

Infinitum was exhibited in November 2011 at the Danish Parliament, Christiansborg Castle. We developed the project by invitation from SLIP.

INFINITUM
/ By Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and Patrick Coard, artist duo The Reframing Initiative
/ Danish Parliament, Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen
/ 2011
/ Video projections, pneumatic sculpture, light and sound
/ Large scale art installation 

/ Artistic idea: Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and Patrick Coard, artist duo The Reframing Initiative
/ Creative direction: Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and Patrick Coard, artist duo The Reframing Initiative
/ Video: Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm and Patrick Coard, artist duo The Reframing Initiative
/ Sculpture modelling: Carl Kai Rand
/ Sculpture production: Quantum
/ Technical solution: Nordic Rentals
/ Thanks to the sponsors: The Danish Parliament, Forum, Mannaz, It-Minds, Kellmann, Exhausto and Byggros

Danish Parliament
Christiansborg Castle
November 2011

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