Reykjavik residents see their church in a whole new lightThe Art Dossier on June 22, 2012 with 0 Comments
New York-based architect Marcos Zotes has transformed the façade of the Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland’s landmark in Reykjavik, into a blank canvas for a light installation.
Zotes’s project Rafmögnuð Náttúra was the winner of last year’s Reykjavik Winter Lights Festival and his proposal was inspired by the natural wonders of Iceland.
“The goal, Zotes says, was not only to make residents see their church in a new light but to animate the surrounding public space at a time of year when it see little activity. “The intention was to make people confront their everyday urban environments with a critical attitude toward its potential uses,” the architect tells Co.Design. “Even when the project was presented in the middle of a strong storm, with winds and rain reaching hazardous levels, it did not stop city-dwellers from coming in massive numbers, about 10,000 people, to make use of an urban space in such an unprecedented manner.”
Check out the video below to see the stunning light show: