/ Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Exhibited on May 4th, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, this piece refers to ‘The Line – The Light’, as part of Peace Sculpture 1995.

‘The Charlottenborg Line’ is a line of light through Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s north wing. The lightline create an axis in Denmark’s center of power, between the Danish parliament, Christiansborg and the Royal Palace Amalienborg.

Now as then it is a greeting of peace, and a work that is an extension of the Danish tradition with lights in windows on May 4th.

Mathias Kryger, Politiken, wrote in his review:

“…the work reminds me how appealing it is when markings, monuments – because that is what it is – do not death and pain have to manifest itself as something lasting, big, firm and physical. Here the monument is temporary. (…) The work is such an alternative, where we are gathered for, for a moment, to witness a monumental, poetic and fleeting mark, which is created from one of the most fleeting materials we know, the light. (…) The Charlottenborg Line 2020 was a green line of light. Quiet, cool and minimal.”

A laser light shining through Kunsthal Charlotteborg’s north wing.


Michael Thouber, Kunsthal Charlottenborg.


Jakob Brask.


David Stjernholm.

Bird’s-eye view of The Charlottenborg Line
Mouse-over the image to view at night

The light line creates an axis in Denmark’s center of power, between the Royal Palace Amalienborg and the Danish parliament, Christiansborg.

Blueprint of The Charlottenborg Line

The laser itself is located on the 1st floor in the north wing, projecting the laser in two directions – toward Nyhavn and the courtyard.

The line against the night sky.
Mouse-over to see how the line changes character in different weather conditions.