Copper-plated metal ball and motor technique
Ø 50 cm
Combining sculpture and installation with architecture and technology, Jeppe Hein shows the modularity of space by constructing and deconstructing it. Interactive in the truest sense of the word, Hein's work sets up a dialogue between work, viewer and site, involves the physical presence of the viewer set against a pattern of minimal forms. Perfectly cloaked, Reflecting Object sends the eye in all directions except that of the object itself. It melts the walls, floor and ceiling into one continuous surface, rounding off the corners of the space. The constant motion further destabilizes its reflection. The ball rolls around aimlessly, presenting new views of the spectator caught in the middle of the seamless gallery space. The cinetic effect gives the abstract object a playful lightness. With the displacement of the perspective comes a change in perception – both of the architecture as well as of the institution space – thereby proving that the artist predetermines everything only to a certain point.
*1974 Copenhagen, Denmark