ØRESTAD NURSING HOME
LIFE IMPRINTS ON THE STAIRS
LIFE IMPRINT ON THE STAIRS
2019 Ørestad nursinghome. Art in public space.
Life Imprint on the Stairs’. The 21 paintings on the stairwell are paintings based on conversations with the residents living on each floor. The residents did also contribute, leaving their own marks, by painting on small canvases over a couple of weekly common meetings. .
Go exploring up the stairs! The project was supported by STATENS KUNSTFOND and KØBENHAVNS KOMMUNE
Foto: Camilla Schiøler
The residents did also contribute, leaving their own marks, by painting on small canvases over a couple of weekly common meetings.
Left: The small paintings to the right, hanging on perforated plate, is made by the residents.
ART AND SOCIAL HOUSING
July 2022, I and 4 other artist colleagues,
Nils Elvebakk Skalegård
Kasper Oppen Samuelsen
were commissioned to give life to staircases in Lundtoftegade on Nørrebro. Several residents expressed that they felt unsafe in destructive sorroundings, with decay and trash everywhere, while walking on the stairwells. There was daily vandalism and few wanted to use the stairs. The housing association took the initiative to create art with resident involvement. The residents of the 5 initially selected stairwells could choose the artist themselves, as well as show up to meetings and communicate their own wishes and thoughts with the artist in relation to the form and content of the art.
TV Lorry did a news feature here ( in danish) :
and an article here: