A surreal landscape of ice lollies. And these lollies come in the weirdest flavours: strawberry-basil, mango-aubergine, endives and ink. Some of them may not sound particularly appetising… but they sure look the part!
OBBA – short for the Office for Beyond Boundaries Architecture – named this work Light Wave. Because it resembles a wave of light. The wave isn’t formed by actual ice lollies, but by dozens of paddles made from semi-transparent, reflective vinyl. The paddles are all mounted on separate flexible posts, of varying length. Together they form the image of a rolling wave.
In their work, OBBA purposely use non-architectural, everyday materials. Because they want to create surreal environments. Anyway, for me, it looks like a landscape of ice lollies. Because they have coloured shadows – particularly when you see them during the day. As if your ice lolly is starting to melt. Yellow, red, orange and other sticky-sweet colours are dripping on the street. It feels like a warm summer’s day – even though it’s the dead of winter.