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Nasjonale Festningsverk
BIG QUESTION - BIG PICTURE   Competition winner 2010

BIG QUESTIONS, Hegra Fortress   Photo: Thor Nielsen ©

During the 1940 siege this was the tunnel where the 250 soldiers had their meals and rested. Only hours before
the invasion these men were farmers and workers. Here they suddenly found themselves defending the country.
What went on in their minds in the silence between the attacks? - I wondered. Hamlet's question: To Be Or Not To
appeared to me - a big question that emerge in extreme situations.

3 metal light boxes or sarcophagus reflect this question in lit words. Mirrored counterparts
in barely visible steel letters are mounted in the ceiling.