Thilo Frank / The Phoenix is closer than it appears
Thilo Frank’s engaging mirror installation The Phoenix is closer than it appears fills one entire room of Bildmuseet. With its large size it is a tangible object but, at the same time, the installation can be perceived as almost invisible, only a mirror image of its surroundings. The exhibition room becomes, at one and the same time, both a physical space and a reflection.
The installation’s interior also challenges our senses: a limitless room of endless reflections and a single swing in the middle of the cube. When the swing starts to move the disorientation exerts its full effect. Walls, ceiling and floor disappear in a spatial centrifugal movement and the body seems to disappear out into an endless space. Frank has also created a site-specific work for Bildmuseet’s large window section on the ground floor.
Thilo Frank (born 1978) lives and works in Berlin. This is his first exhibition in Sweden.
|Sun Jan 19 - Sun Mar 16 2014||Bildmuseet|