Astrid Krogh's neon wallpaper differs from all of the other works of art at Christiansborg and caused controversy among politicians. It is both a work of art with a function, as its brightly-coloured lights illuminate a dark corridor on the third floor, and a decoration that transmits distinct signals. The work has several symbolic layers: it changes colour – from red to blue, among other colours – a powerful symbol in a political context, and displays constantly changing patterns at a certain tempo, which correspond to the recurring activities in political life during a sessional year. The work was inspired by Rasmus Larsen's long frieze in the Parliament Lobby. Author: Lisbeth Bonde, M.A and art critic. Photographer: Torben Eskerod.