Ready to Fly // Raimo Veranen // 2001 // Stone // Gate D1, Pier D
Check in. Security. Art. Boarding Gate. Wait, what? Art? Yes I said art. The airport in Copenhagen, Koebenhaven Lufthavene has added a step in your travel journeys. Before you board your gate at the airport be sure to check for the nearby works of art. This is one work I saw at Gate D1. It is titled Ready to Fly and is by Finish artist Raimo Veranen. The wall installation consists of 56 moving children. The ceiling lights cast shadows on the figures making them come to life. These seeming moving children are on a journey just like anyone passing through the gate to board their plane.