Mirroring aeroplanes is one of three installations in three stairwells at Ursvikenskolan, a school on the outskirts of Skellefteå. The project in its entirety is called Spaces beyond physical room.
Photo: Pär Strömbro
Mirroring Aeroplanes is an installation that consists of aeroplanes and circular mirror glass objects that hang in a formation from the ceiling. The aeroplane borrows its shape from the classic folded paper swallow. Normally they are made of paper but here they are immortalized in white lacquered metal and has been transformed into a light fixture that lightens up the space.
The circular objects in different sizes are placed in various levels close to the ceiling. Together they become abstract clouds. Viewing the installation from the bottom of the staircase it adopts a graphic expression. When you walk up the stairs and you view it from another direction the experience of the installation is changing. The aeroplanes and the upper blue surfaces are reflected in the mirrors and a feeling that the space is continuing up through the ceiling is created.