Welsh artist Jessica Lloyd-Jones transforms a Swedish biomass plant into a glowing forest at night

The large-scale permanent projection artwork, titled ‘Forest Fuel’ reveals an invisible part of the energy process at Sävenäsverket – a biomass plant in Sweden using wood chips left over from the forestry industry to generate power and heating for the city of Gothenburg.

Illustrating the link between industry and nature, the project highlights the building’s relationship with the landscape – communicating the role and importance of the forest in sustaining Gothenburg’s energy needs.

The ashes from the combustion of wood chips are returned to the forest floor to provide essential nutrients for replanting and regrowth – representing a unique cycle of renewed energy.

The projection design is based on silhouettes of different pine species in varying shades of green which help soften the exterior of the building at night. The incorporation of subtle animation effects further enhances the visual effect.

The work is funded under the one percent scheme in a collaboration between Gothenburg Arts and Gothenburg Energy.


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