As an element in Copenhagen Light Festival Glyptoteket has swathed the façade of the museum in red light and has transformed its very own oasis – the Winter Garden – into a sanctuary in the big city desert. Here the visitor is free to settle down and experience the red evening sun, the starlit sky and the cool dawn.
“Night in the Oasis” can be experienced from 4.30 p.m. at Glyptoteket from 1st February to 4th March.
ABOUT THE INSTALLATION
We are in the Egyptian desert. The sun burns and the journey on donkey back has lasted days with nothing in sight but the endless sand dunes. Suddenly the eye picks up green on the horizon, and a merciful oasis comes into view.
In the oasis water trickles from life-giving springs, and the palm trees offer shade from the sun’s rays and dates to the hungry traveller. In the evening the sun changes, casting its red light over the oasis while the steam rises from the hot springs.
While the fire crackles, the Sky Goddess Nut swallows the red sun, letting it wander through her body in the course of the night. Now the sky is black and starlit, and all life depends on the Sky Goddess, for she is the only one with the power and the strength to bring the sun to a new birth and ensure that life continues the following day.
FOOD WITH A VIEW
Every Thursday Glyptoteket is open until 10.00 p.m. On those evenings Café Glyptotek serves a quite special meal which can be enjoyed with a view of the light installation in the Winter Garden.
A BIG THANKYOU FOR:
The generous sponsorships and the great work input with creating and realising the light installation “Night in the Oasis” to Lightscapes, Erco and CR El & Teknik.