Pavilion is a word that can be associated with biennial-representation, cultural events and spectacular construction projects. The idea of Western Norway as a cultural center and the pavilion as form is a play with authority and bombastic ambitions. All places can become central through strategic work and branding.
The fictional location for Lars Korff Lofthus` pavilion is a pier in a port facility in Kinsarvik, Hardanger. The area has visual qualities that are a suitable framework for a pavilion. The shape of the pavilion is flirting with forms from famous international cultural buildings, while literally borrowing form from a main garment in the official Hardanger costume.
Lars Korff Lofthus lives and works in Hardanger. He graduated from Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 2009 and has exhibited at Small Projects, Dortmund Bodega, Lautom Contemporary, Transition Gallery and at Bergen Kunstmuseum for the BGO1 group show to mention a few.