Illusion is one of three art installations created in three different stairwells at Ursvikenskolan, a school on the outskirts of Skellefteå. The project in its entirety is called Spaces beyond physical room.
Through colored graphic fields in five different shades of gray I create the illusion of a corridor, as if the gray-black limestone floor continues into the wall. In the middle there is a door that creates mystery. Where does it lead, what’s behind?
Depending from which direction you approach the work, if you come walking down the stairs from the upper floor or going up the stairs to the next level, you will experience a distortion of the room, a shift in perspective. When you look at the work from a certain angle you will experience that the stairwell flooring continues into the fictive corridor.