I KNOW A LARK’S NEST

/ Jeg ved en lærkerede

/ Ejdrup&Ejdrup, 2020

Proposal project for artistic traffic safety.

Artistic traffic safety

Sketch project for artistic traffic safety carried out by Ejdrup & Ejdrup for Thisted Municipality in collaboration with Trygfonden and graphic artist Rasmus Koch.
The project is an innovative experiment that examines how art can create security and identity in a village characterized by high-speed through traffic.

Work
Art about creating security and identity.

Collaboration / Funding

Thisted Municipality, Trygfonden & Graphics Artist Rasmus Koch

Ejdrup&Ejdrup

Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen & Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen

I Know a Lark's Nest: Lyrics

The lyrics from the song ‘I Know a Lark’s Nest’ refer to the landscape, National Park Thy, where the lark lives.

At the same time, the song contains a reminder – both in text and melody – that there are delicate things that we need to care for. In this context, it is we who have to take care of each other and especially the children who travel on the road on the way to the city’s Free School.

I Know a Lark's Nest: Melody

The text, which is performed directly on the roadway, draws in its graphic expression inspiration in the melody’s emphasis on the individual words, so that the words that are emphasised appear larger, while the words that are weak in the melody are smaller.

When you as a car driver on the way through the city drive across the words, the level difference of the text from the asphalt propagates to the car as small vibrations, which together with the visual impression makes you aware that you are on your way through a city and should slow down.

More information in the project publication

Concept presentation by Elle-Mie Ejdrup Hansen

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