For the artistic intervention, artist Catrin Andersson has produced a 10-metre site-specific drawing. Charcoal on paper together with ice and water from the Sidsjön Lake create a pattern that has been transferred onto the reverse of the illuminated Corian panels.
The traces and signs of ice and water on the charcoal drawings are lit up when night falls during the dark seasons. The light breaks through the panels’ ice structure like an ice core that has been drilled out of the ground for scientific purposes, creating a dialogue over time and space. The historical connections of the site link the past, the present and the future, and the artistic intervention contributes to and strengthens the site’s identity and becomes a symbol for the Mid Sweden University Åkanten’s new main entrance.