One Prism More Dimensions
– Jette Hye Jin Mortensen

28 November 2018 – 24 February 2019 
Site: The work consists of three parts; One at DR Byen Metro Station, one at Islands Brygge Metro Station and one in between ine the park Grønningen.

Photo credits Marcus Frostholm/GFS Ørestad

Why can we see complimentary colours with the human eye, that we cannot measure? Artists have always found inspiration in Goethe’s holistic colorspectrum and scientists have build their research upon Newton’s optical prism experiments. In the interactive light artwork “One Prism More Dimensions” visual artist Jette Hye Jin Mortensen brings art and science together in Ørestad Nord during Copenhagen Light Festival 2019. Projected colour spectrums made entirely by natural prismatic effect, water and programming draw new organic lines from the scale of the body to the cityscape. The sunlight is broken in subtle surprises at daytime, and in the afternoon from 4:00 PM starts a rolling color scheme through Ørestad’s architecture.


Follow the installation by starting at DR Byen Metro Station, across the canals, in painted graphics on the lawn, symbolising colour waves at the residential areas and Tietgenkollegiet, and finally you arrive at Islands Brygge Metro Station. Finish the walk on the metro platform, where skylights, reflectors and prisms lead daylight down to the station’s floor. It creates beautiful spectrum lights, as a nice finale to the experience.

Tips and recommendations

During Copenhagen Light Festival 2019, GF Ørestad University district and visual artist Jette Hye Jin Mortensen invites you to a free workshop in collaboration with Anders Thorseth from DTU Fotonik. The dates for the workshop will be posted as soon as they are confirmed. Make sure to follow @cphlightfest on facebook to get the information.







  • Grundejerforeningen Ørestad Universitetskvarter og GFS Ørestad
  • Ørestad Vandlaug
  • Engelbrecht Construction
  • DTU Fotonik