Aleksandra Mir


By Peter Eleey
Public Art Review, vol 16, no 1, issue 3, 2004

For her biggest commission yet, New York-based artist Aleksandra Mir has proposed a homegrown replica of Hollywood’s walk of fame in the Norwegian port city of Narvik. Instead of honoring movie stars, however, Mir will give a star to each of the next 1,000 babies born in Narvik. For those looking down on the Narvik Superstars from the surrounding hills during the sunlit polar night, Mir hopes this living monument will appear as a ‘galaxy of glittering stars through a night they don’t have’