The Phoenix is closer than it appears

Title of ArtworkThe Phoenix is closer than it appears
Year of Origin2010
    4 x 4 x 8m
    steel, glassmirrors, aluminum, wood, light, rope
Collaboration/Shared Production/Research
    Cooperation with Atelier Blattmacher (construction, planning, realization)
Medium/Type of Artwork
Light Source
Light-Optical Factors
History of a work
2014ExhibitionsUmeåExhibition in the Bildmuseet on the art campus of Umeå UniversityLink
2011ExhibitionsAalborgExhibition in the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (DK)Link
2010Development / productionAtelier BlattmacherLink

Thilo Frank's poetic and playful installations givs the viewer an opportunity to explore their experiences of light, space and movement. On Bildmuseets top floor the work The Phoenix is closer than it appears is presented, a room installation where the viewer is invited to participate. [...]

The large mirror installation The Phoenix is closer than it appears occupies the exhibition space at the museum's top floor. The cube of mirror glass is a tangible object, yet almost invisible - just a reflection of the architecture. Inside, a boundless place of infinite reflections and in the middle a single swing. When one begins to swing, walls, ceilings and floors disappear in a centrifugal movement where the body seems to be thrown out in an endless space. (08.02.2021)

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