July 20, 2008
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Roundabout, Bergsvägen Linköping
Comission for roundabout Bergsvägen, Linköping 2005
Client: Linköpings Kommun
Material: Spray painted trafic signs
Photo: John Håkansson

The abstract road signs lead the way to an even larger abstract piece. Inside a roundabouts circle more signs are erected and they resemble a clutter of traffic-information signs, in an almost chaotic fashion. When close to the work it is evident that there is no information at play, instead the work can be viewed as signs of signs. A multitude of coloured signs, in a variety of sizes make up the work. It is in a sense a minimalist infrastructural art work. The signs suggest movement and a dynamic visual experience occurs when driving around them. Each sign points to the next in an ongoing motion. The work is comprised of these signs but also interact with the environment surrounding it, the road signs placed by the roads surrounding the roundabout is thus enclosed in the work. A high way, or road being mostly associated with rules and regulations culminates in a haven of minimalist signs with no demands of obedience, instead these roundabout signs encourage a pure visual outlook. The space within the roundabout is made a garden of abstract forms.