JEPPE HEIN | BALANCE OF NOW

ØSTRE LANDSRET COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
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 to 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
H 12,73 x W 6,86 m
3 mirror objects: ø 155 cm; ø 145 cm; ø 125 cm
High-polished stainless steel, stainless steel, aluminium, drive units

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