Jeppe Hein’s Red Modified Street Lights consist of elongated, tilting, winding, rapidly rising or falling street-light poles with wide arches, sharp bends, or small loops, creating inviting and interactive forms. Besides its obvious task of offering illumination, the altered and diverting shapes of the piece initiate a conversation that includes the setting of the artwork and the individuals who utilize and interact in this space as essential components of the piece. They are encouraged to rethink topics such as the function and intent of the creation of the artwork by engaging with it and its surroundings. The public becomes aware of how urban design channels emotion, creativity and personal thoughts.
© Jeppe Hein, König Galerie, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York, and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.
Commissionned by RCRC and Riyadh Art