Atelier Oslo was invited in autumn 2009 to do an installation in Galleri Rom, in Oslo.
We wanted to create a bright and vibrant place in contrast to the gray and dark November night. A place that enabled all the body’s senses; smell, sight, hearing and touch.
The forest that was moved into the gallery created a resting place away from the busy urban life. Here the spectator was invited to take off his shoes and walk around barefoot in the soft moss. The contrast to the city and the white walls of the gallery oriented the focus to the color, smell and moisture of the borrowed scenery.
There was no specific path you had to follow; no specific items to look at, only the physical and sensual experience of being in the woods.
The light in the gallery stood around the clock and made the gallery into a shining display case where one could look into and enjoy the beautiful scenery outside the gallery’s opening hours.
Location: Galleri Rom, Oslo, Norway
Architects: Atelier Oslo AS | Jonas Norsted, Marius Mowe, Nils Ole Bae Brandtzæg, Thomas Liu, Joachim Haug, JR Luna, Ville Kohtala, Torunn Sten Heim, Ane Sonderaal Tolfsen
Surface area: approx 150 sqm
Installation: Nov – Dec 2009