For Nobel Week Lights, Text Type Light has created innovative light animations by taking the festival’s theme “Ljus i mörkret” and writing it across some of Stockholm’s most iconic sites: Stockholms stadshus, Stockholms stadsmuseum, and Sergels torg.

The artists design a text on a computer and program it onto a custom built LED stick. One artist slowly walks across a site with the stick while the other films.

A custom software then registers the light pixels in the film, and transforms these into animated words.

Svartljus

Svartljus

Text Type Light is a project by Jonas Johansson and Victoria Albrecht, members of artist collective Svartljus. Svartljus has previously realized projects at Reaktorhallen, Fryshuset, Slakthuset, and other various locations around Stockholm and Sweden.

Text illustration by: Fredrika Frykstrand.
Music by: Francesco Torelli.
Behind the Scenes footage by: Rose Hallgren.
Inspired by: Philippe Dubost.
Original code by: Lucas Berbesson

Svartljus

Svartljus

Text Type Light is a project by Jonas Johansson and Victoria Albrecht, members of artist collective Svartljus. Svartljus has previously realized projects at Reaktorhallen, Fryshuset, Slakthuset, and other various locations around Stockholm and Sweden.

Text illustration by: Fredrika Frykstrand.
Music by: Francesco Torelli.
Behind the Scenes footage by: Rose Hallgren.
Inspired by: Philippe Dubost.
Original code by: Lucas Berbesson