FINGER E AT COPENHAGEN AIRPORT, DENMARK
PERMANENT INSTALLATION SINCE 2020
With his installation YOUR JOURNEY, Jeppe Hein has created an artwork, which envelops the connecting passage on the ground floor of Finger E at Copenhagen Airport. The walls in front of the entrance to the passage are blue with white faces painted by Hein. Each face has an individualized expression of the artist‘s interpretation of various emotional states such as feeling good, strange, afraid, surprised, angry, happy, or ready.
With this as a backdrop, five neon boxes, in the form of speech bubbles, are fixed to the wall displaying short sentences, such as, “EXPECT A MIRACLE” and “YOU LOOK INTO MY HEART”. The speech bubbles seem, just like the faces, to address passers-by directly.
In the passage itself, you are once again engulfed by Hein’s universe of unique faces. Here, the white walls are painted with blue faces while the blue floor is covered with white faces, all of them silently asking “how are you today?”. In a multifaceted airport, the artwork allows individual reactions and reflections and inspires thoughts and emotions connected with traveling. A speech bubble declaring: “ON A JOURNEY TO MYSELF” might thus be associated both with physical travel as well as with an inner and personal journey.YOUR JOURNEY, 2020
In situ watercolour, 5 neon box speech bubbles, each: powder-coated aluminum, neon tubes, two-way mirror, powder-coated steel, transformers
© Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
© Images David Stjernholm