This Norwegian Artist’s Innovative Use Of Mirrors In The Mountains Brings Light To His Hometown

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Five hundred yards up from the Norwegian town of Rjukan, high on a mountainside, sit three mirrors. Computers move them throughout the day. An installation dreamed up by local artist Martin Andersen, they don’t just represent something pleasing on the eye. This artwork has a serious purpose that becomes apparent when the winter shadows begin to lengthen.