Coloured Mirror Balloons

Look up and smile! Pause for a moment in your daily routine. Enjoy an unexpected encounter in an uncommon surrounding. A surrounding like the Kongens Nytorv Metro Station.

Usually, people in public traffic are in a huge hurry between one train and another. Others appear to be bored while using their daily public transport connections. The majority looks down while walking from one platform to the next or straight ahead without registering anything in particular, just gazing into space while waiting until the next train comes.

The Coloured Mirror Balloons shall change the functional appearance of Kongens Nytorv Metro Station into a more colourful space. The balloons are installed on the ceiling, to hang, like random, coloured, sparkling dots that lighten up each journey down and through the station - to evoke an impulse in people to look around, to connect, to be conscious of their surroundings. Ideally, they will get a glint in their eyes, smile at one another, and maybe start to dream about how nice it could be to fly away.


Year: 2017
Dimensions: 3 balloons: 1 blue 40 x 27 x 27 cm (short string), 1 red 50 x 34 x 34 cm (long string), 1 yellow 50 x 34 x 34 cm (long string)
Materials: Glass fiber reinforced plastic, chrome lacquer, magnet, string (white smoke)

Permanent installation at Kongens Nytorv Metro Station, Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo credits: Metroselskabet/ Marie Hald