17 MAY 2015 – 17 APRIL 2016
By echoing the skyline of Manhattan in its form and its reflection of the surroundings, including the skyscrapers on the opposite side of the shoreline, the Mirror Labyrinth New York builds a visual bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Park offering an exceptional view of the city.The accessible labyrinth is made of freestanding mirrored lamellae forming three curves that merge into one another. The heights of the lamellae vary creating an irregular form that refers to the skyline of Manhattan opposite to the park.
The mirrored surfaces reflect not only the viewers and their surroundings, but also the adjacent mirrors. Physical space is visible in the gap between the vertical lamellae, and is inserted between the mirror images. The multifaceted reflection therefore produces a fragmented view of the space, surrounding the viewer with an unfamiliar and disorienting environment similar to that of a labyrinth.MIRROR LABYRINTH NY, 2015
Mirror-polished stainless steel, aluminum, stainless steel substructure
8,80 x 8,60 m; height 2,70 m
© Images James Ewing
© Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen and Public Art Fund, NY