Street Corner Talking
Street Corner Talking (SCT) is a variable text- and light installation created by the artists Thomas Liljenberg and Bo Samuelsson. The piece consists of a 16 x 4.5 metre long large glass wall that covers the entire corner of Kista Galleria facing out towards Jan Stenbecks torg. SCT was initiated in november 2009 and will be changed and updated with new texts and images until december 2011. After that, the work will be updated sporadically within the framwork of KAC.
Visually SCT is based on the interplay between text and light. The glass wall facing the square is covered with a replaceable film with cut out text. In the space between the glass surface and the inner wall is an installation of 300 LED lights creating a shifting play of lights where the text appears shining in different colors. The texts and the film are continually updated, thereby creating a constantly current and ongoing work.
The process of connecting other players to the work is a central part of SCT’s artistic, theoretical and social motif. Participants are recruited through workshops within the project KAC (kistaartcity), initiated by Thomas Liljenberg and Bo Samuelsson. The title Street Corner Talking refers to the work as an ongoing interactive discussion – but also to its actual location in the corner of Kista Galleria facing out toward Jan Stenbecks Torg. A location presently involved in a dynamic urban development process which includes the formation of centers, infrastructure, businesses and residence.