Puls (for Christianshavns Kanal) was a temporary one night light intervention for Christianshavns Kanal in Copenhagen. The work transformed a house boat, named Tripitaka, into a slowly pulsating light armature, as it was activated at sunset on February 4, 2017.
Passersby experienced an intense bright glow, constantly pulsating within the boat. The work engaged in continuous communication with its surroundings. Simultaneously renegotiating the borders between the interior of the boat and exterior public space, as well as between the concepts of architecture and armature. It served as a measuring device as related to orientation and recognition in the immediate urban environment. Puls (For Christianshavns Kanal) provided a common rhythm for the surroundings within visible range, initiating an unknown collective experience, simultaneously public and private.
Tripitaka - Johna Hansen
8 x 10 W LED linear wash fixtures, control unit