The ARKEN exhibition displayed a large collection of hyperrealistic artworks with a disqueting resemblance to human beings and played with the intersection between human form and technology.
Lighting was an integrated part of the exhibition’s storytelling and not just a backdrop to the artworks. We used a series of techniques to convey different settings and moods that underpinned the artworks displayed. One exhibition room had a homely and warm atmosphere, another felt like coming outside on a cold day, and one gave off a clinical and laboratory-like feeling that intensified the sensation of being in an experimental research lab inhabited by human freaks and monstrosities.
The aesthetical layer is used as the main component for telling the exhibition narrative and seeks to enhance the story of each room. Through a single governing principle, this layer creates a subtle light scenography for the artworks.
Location: Ishøj, Denmark