PERMANENT INSTALLATION SINCE 2022Mobiles are very delicate constructs. They consist of a balanced set of objects, maintaining entropy by adapting to the changing forces and energies they are exposed to. The interdependencies of elements don’t allow for even tiny changes in any influencing factor without changing the balance and the appearance of the whole thing. In comparison, a judge also has to balance the interests of the different court case parties in a similar way. The laws of physics acting on the mobile, are what the legal laws are for the judge. In both cases, it is about informed reactions to the given forces, as to reconfigure and find the right balance.BALANCE OF NOW comes with three tiers and four special objects with two interlocking discs each. The number three was important to me in the design process since Jutitia carries three elements: Scale, sword, and blindfold. The ever-changing constellations achieved through the moving mobile will perpetually open up new perspectives for the people in the court building and change the way they are looking at it. Also, the mirror material would reflect themselves and firmly place them back into the context of the institutional and discursive space they are in with their body and mind. By scanning the space, the mobile would act like a catalyzer for the feelings people will have in a place like this. With great calm, it will collect and reflect all these feelings coming together in the court building right at its core.BALANCE OF NOW, 2021
High-polished stainless steel, stainless steel, aluminium, drive units
12,73 x 6,86 m
3 mirror objects: ø 155 cm; ø 145 cm; ø 125 cm

© Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
© Images Joakim Zueger



Jeppe Hein (b. 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish artist based in Berlin. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Städel Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Jeppe Hein is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. Jeppe Hein’s works often feature...
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