What a Happy Interactive Wall Tells Us WPC

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In Denmark, a wall spoke to the world, and the world spoke on the wall!

2000 wooden boards were used to create an interesting visual barrier, around a construction zone, in the center of the city. The purpose was to create an interactive pixel screen that could be personalized, by each member of the public, in an artistic way.

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The so called “Happy Wall” is made up of colored recycled card that would change colour by reversing the card. One could then leave one’s mark, on the wall, using statements or words, even a personal message. Or you could simply create a pattern using color.

IMG_0135 (Small)The only limit was one’s imagination

IMG_0134 (Small)How many scaffolds can claim to raise awareness of public issues, and boast they they are recycling materials, adding to public awareness and creating a public interactive art installation?  Add the social media aspect of the Happy Wall, and art has meshed with technology!**

The wall was the concept of Thomas Dambo, who used materials from the 2013 Roskilde Music festival in a creative way. His artwork is amazing!!!!

Something really inspirational to ponder about.

**Postscript: The Wall will be there until around April 2015


About Forestwoodfolk

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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29 Responses to What a Happy Interactive Wall Tells Us WPC

  1. Tina Schell says:

    How cool, and what a great choice! Is the wall still there?

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  2. Reminds me of the linking of locks to the fence, I believe it was in France. Art created by the unexpected artist will always hold significant value. It holds more than a personal view, it holds hands to others throughout our world.

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  3. scrapydotwo says:

    Amazing. Good to recycle. Think they must do it here in Wellington too!

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  4. yprior1 says:

    very interesting wall and feel alike shared art!

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  5. cocoaupnorth says:

    Such a cool concept.

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  6. DailyMusings says:

    That is amazing! Thanks for sharing

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  7. That’s an amazing wall! I really like it. Very creative and impressive. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. galeweithers says:

    What an awesome idea! Scaffolding is usually quite boring and I’m thinking more construction companies can probably think of using this on their sites. Thanks for sharing; loved the concept and the interesting narrative 🙂

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  9. mukhamani says:

    Yes a happy and interactive family:)

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  10. This is a cool post. It makes you wonder if they could have used the wall as part of a social experiment.

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  12. Jason Ellis says:

    Cool. Resourcefulness made up everything we see here.

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  13. milliethom says:

    A fantastic idea – to use recycled card and give both local people and visitors a way of personalising it. I can imagime people walking along, looking at all the different things people have drawn or read. It’s also very attractive. I imagine they’ll pull it down once the work has finished – if they haven’t already done so.


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