Paris-based artist Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez has installed a moving panorama, ANNORSTÄDES (ELSEWHERE), at the Malmö Central train station in Malmö, Sweden. The piece, composed of 46 projections and deployed over 360 linear meters, is the largest permanent video artwork in Europe. It was commissioned by the National Public Art Council of Sweden and Trafikverket and installed in December.
The projected images are scenes viewed from the window of a train, turning the station itself into a virtual train. The images are sourced from around the globe, from Saigon to Siberia, Kensington Street to Sicily. The projections are also timed so that viewers on fixed schedules are unlikely to see the same image twice in a short amount of time. Unlike the window views from an actual train, which speed by quickly, the projections have been slowed down to counterbalance the rapid pace of modern life.
Elsewhere, is Guitiérrez’s second major public art commission. She was commissioned to create the video sculpture Garde-temps for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
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