Samklang / Consonance
Björken Hälsocentral, Emmaboda, Sweden. Commission for Kalmar County Council / Landstinget i Kalmar län. Situated in the main entrance, corridor windows and several waiting rooms. Curator :Torun Ekstrand.
SAMKLANG / CONSONANCE by Nina Bang
This metaphor from the world of music is often used for good social relationships, collaboration and holistic thinking. The relationship between a part of something and a whole. These are important features in Björken where many functions and people share space and work. You find the art in Björken in several places in the building, but you should be experiencing the art as one (unit). The same way as people in treatment also want to be seen. In visual art, the word sound is used about the interaction of colours. In "Samklang", I have emphasized harmonious colours in their entirety, while the full range of colours of light are found in details you find when getting close.
The Prism as object and subject
I wanted to add the colours of daylight to Björken. I worked based on studies of a 5-cornered prism that is part of Goethe's Colour theory. The prism is a small piece of glass that most people know, have held in their hands, looked through and turned around with fascination for the optical phenomena that arise. The prism shows us a comprehensive and detailed connection between the light and the colours and at the same time demonstrates this. I think the prism is a metaphor for a whole body. The pentagonal prism is a player in all parts of SAMKLANG. The same motif from multiple angles creates unity. Recognition reinforces an overall experience.