Unveiled 2013

“Catastrophic road Signs, Sun”
by Fredrik Raddum

Bridge, sign that shown a car falling into the water.

Catastrophic Road Signs, Sun by Fredrik Raddum. Photo: Einar Aslaksen.

Catastrophic road Signs, Sun

  • Unveiled 2013
  • Materials Aluminum, iron bar
  • Dimensions Height: 300 cm. Plate: 60 × 60 cm
  • Artist Fredrik Raddum
  • Where Show on map

The sculpture was a gift from Fredrik Raddum to Kistefos in 2013. Raddum himself chose the location of the artwork.

Usually, signs are generic. But for me, certain signs tell personal stories. For example, Catastrophic road Signs, Sun: I used to imagine whole families meeting their end. This was in my childhood when we drove around on our vacation for sightseeing, tours, and visits. To sum up, this sign is somewhat of a genuine narrative and comes from these trips. This is a service sign and not a danger sign. Thus, it is transformed. I’ve also added a sun to indicate that it is summer and the family inside the car is on vacation

Fredrik Raddum