Yiwutide

(Norwegian Title: Yiwu-stria)
Temporary art installation at Oslo Central Station.
1.dec 2016 - 1.feb 2017
The name of the installation is inspired by Yiwu, the Chinese town where 600 factories churn out more than 60% of all Christmas decorations in the world.
In Norway we have bought our way out of most Christmas traditions. One tradition remains: Shopping.
The size of the triangles represents the increasing amount spent on Christmas shopping in Norway over the last 30 years. All amounts are in Norwegian crowns (mrd. = billions).
The light animations develop from day to day to reflect the building up of Christmas spirit (and of Christmas stress) during the weeks of Advent.
Production:
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