In 2019 we started a colaboration with ARoS Artmuseum, to specify a selection of artists, who would be expected to be able to deliver high quality concepts, for a site-specific public artwork, where light was a central element.

A lot of artists were considered, with 4 selected artists / studios eventually being invited to deliver a proposal. A selection committee consisting of Chief City Architect; Stephen Willacy, Chief Curator at ARoS; Lise Pennington and Artist Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen were given the task to select a proposal, that could speak the visual language of Klostertorv and function as a glowing point in the citizens' day, as they cross, wait or just spend time at Klostertorv.

The committee chose Ruth Campau's "Klostertorv Boogie Woogie", as they felt that this particular work of art would meet all of the above hopes for Klostertorv.

The goal of this project, is to explore the potential for an increase in the sense of security, as well as a will to visit and use a cityscape like Klostertorv, by establishing a work of site-specific public light art, that has the ability to contribute with a presense, inviting citizens to a moment of quiet reflection, in the midst of a hectic day.

The sculptures modulate the natural light around them, during the daytime, whereas the light which is integrated into the glass, is meant to give the viewer a sense of the colours within popping out, heightening the feeling of a calming presence on Klostertorv, in the evening.

This project is supported by Statens Kunstfond and Købmand Herman Sallings Fond and is expected to have a lifespan on Klostertorv of at least 5 - 10 years.