Rotating Pyramid II

A mirrored pyramid rotates slowly around a central axis, reflecting varying light conditions onto the surrounding walls. With each respective movement, the mirrored surfaces reflect sections of the ceiling, floor and the walls. As a result, the object creates a disjointed perception of the space, as if the room were perpetually reconstructed by the ever-changing combination of reflected fragments. The abstract composition of line, colour and form is reminiscent of the view through a kaleidoscope. From a closer vantage point, the viewer finds his or her reflection in only one of the mirror surfaces, juxtaposed with views of people in the background.

Year: 2007
Materials: Mirror, technical apparatus
Dimensions: 200 x 200 x 110 cm

Jeppe Hein. Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear, Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain de Nîmes, FR, 2007
Jeppe Hein, 360°, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP, 2011
Collection Exhibition 3 - Adventure in Seeing, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP, 2018