Rotating Labyrinth

Rotating Labyrinth is a maze structure arranged in two concentric circles, each comprised of mirrored lamellae that reflect not only the visitors and their surroundings, but also adjacent mirror surfaces. Through the layers of reflected images, the mirrored surfaces begin to blend in with the surrounding space, becoming nearly invisible. The reflections are in a constant state of transformation as the inner and outer circles rotate slowly in opposite directions. As visitors enter and navigate the sculpture, the installation challenges their physical and psychological attention, aiming at an active and playful interaction with the work. The work directly subverts and displaces one’s perception of oneself and the surrounding environment.


Year: 2007
Materials: high polished mirror lamellae, aluminium substructure, gear motors, scroll, platform
Dimensions: 220 x 550 x 550 cm

Exhibitions:
World as a Stage, Tate Modern, London, UK, 2007
ICA, Boston, USA, 2008
Sense City, ARoS Kunstmuseum Aarhus, DK, 2009
360° - Jeppe Hein, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP, 2011
Dynamo. A century of light and movement in the art. 1913-2013, Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, Paris, FR, 2013
This Way, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE, 2015
Sculpture 21st, Jeppe Hein, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE, 2016