Cage and Mirror

A large circus cage defines the gallery space, appearing light and open despite its structure of rough iron rods. The slender curved bars permit views from both inside and outside. Visitors may enter the cage and walk around the large mirror hanging from the centre. Looking at the mirror as it gradually rotates, viewers are confronted with an unusual perspective of their surroundings resulting from the constant movement of the mirror image.

Year: 2011
Materials: steel, mirror and suspension
Dimensions Cage: ø 500 cm, height 400 cm, length tunnel 110 cm
Dimensions Mirror: ø 200 cm

360° - Jeppe Hein, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JP, 2011
A Smile For You, Wanås Konst, Knislinge, SE, 2013
The grass is always greener, CAM, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, PT, 2014
This Way, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE, 2015
Jeppe Hein, At sanse verden I dig selv, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Lemvig, DK, 2017
Your Way, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, FR, 2017
INHALE-HOLD-EXHALE, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH, 2018

Permanent installation at ARKEN, Museum for Modern Art, Arken, DK