Inger Bergström's Transcription at Karolinska University Hospital: Public work

In 2012, Inger Bergström and Ilkka Isaksson were chosen to create a public commission for a six-story light shaft in the new research building at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm. The work, which was installed in 2017, features layers of colored and patterned glass that convey the impression of light, transparency and immateriality. It is based on the idea that the light shaft is a volume in the building, fragmentarily visible from each floor and partly visible in its entirety from the outside. The reflections spread to the surrounding window and glass sections, as a reinforcement of the light shaft's reflections. The work lends its title from the process of translating genetic code, which is visualized in the work by the endlessly repeating vertical lines.