During the day, the monolith at the centre of the sundial in the Swedish School Exhibition will cast its shadow in different directions, pointing to important artefacts and steeples in the education of scenographers in Sweden. From the first year as a BA student to the time as a graduate.
Due to its location in northern Europe, Sweden is very much characterised by the change of light in nature. In winter it is dark for up to fifteen hours a day, while in summer the sun never sets in northern Sweden.
This change of light from the very dark winter to the very bright summer is rare in the southern part of Europe, but it characterises Swedish culture in festivals, stories and myths.
At the centre of the Swedish school exhibition is a tall monolith with texts about light and the change of seasons in Sweden and how these often form the basis of the scenography narrative.
During the day, the monolith casts its shadow in the direction of various scenographic works. Our monolith serves as a sundial, and during the day its shadow draws attention to six important scenographic works that the students have created over the past six years.
Through the shadow of the sundial we are reminded of the importance of light in scenographic work, as well as the importance of time for the rare and unique.
In the morning the shadow will point in the direction of the scenographic work that the students have created during their first year as BA students. At noon the shadow will point to work from the second year and in the afternoon it will point to work from the final year. In the late afternoon, the work of an alumni student has also been included.
Anders Larsson and Johan Mansfeldt
BA Scenography Students: Tilde Aspelin, Karla Bechmann Hübbe, Hjalmar Nilsson and Cajsa Oscarsson
BA Costume Design Students: Alice Andersson, Emile Lundell Hydén, Idah Sandersson and Tova-Li Åman
Alumni Students: Toni Tora Botwid and Emil Wickholm Thuresson
STTF, Svensk Teaterteknisk Förening (Swedish OISTAT center)