33 years after The Cisterns were drained, the water returns to the 4.320 square metre wide water reservoir below Søndermarken (a large park in Copenhagen, Denmark). The new exhibition “H” by Ingvar Cronhammar is an ambitious installation created in accordance to the site-specific challenges and climate of the place. The music for the project is made by Martin Hall.

As a visitor you will be surrounded by water, both in form of a large water surface covering the floor and columns of luminous, falling water as well as water dust appearing like haze in the rooms. The water will mirror and reflect the visual and musical aspects of the project.

“H” opens on March 3 and runs until November 29. You can find more information about the exhibition here.

LAF 12.1.2015 (foto Dan Møller)

Foto: Dan Møller, LAF (12.2.2015).

On the musical part Martin Hall has collaborated with participants such as Daniel Ostersen (a young boy’s voice singing the main theme), the classical ensemble Lydenskab and Maiken Kildegaard.

Martin Hall and Ingvar Cronhammar have worked together several times before, first in relation to Elia in 2001 and later on with Racing Cars at ARoS in 2006.

Recently The New York Times recommended The Cisterns as one of only twelve places you have to see, if you visit Copenhagen.


Ingvar Cronhammar: Born December 17, 1947, and educated at the Aarhus Art Academy 1968-1971. Head of the School at Funen Art Academy from 1990-1995. Served as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Art in the Public Space in 2002-2004. Cronhammar received Eckersberg Medal and Thorvaldsen Medal and in 2007 was appointed to the Order of Dannebrog. His art is represented in most Danish art museums and in public spaces. In 1995 he was awarded the National Arts Foundation grant for life.

H-plakat Cronhammar (2015)