JEPPE HEIN
REFLECTING GARDENS

GÄRTEN DER WELT, BERLIN, GERMANY
PERMANENT INSTALLATION SINCE 2017

Three  lines  of  triangular  mirror  lamellae  placed  equal  distances  apart  create  a  circular concentric effect that invites visitors to approach the artwork. The outline of the sculpture originatesfrom  three  overlapping  leaves.  The  height  of  the  lamellae  varies  from  the outside to the inside, thus creating an ascending form. The sculpture can be entered from three  sides,  as  the  distance  between  the  lines  offers  enough  space  to  walk  along  the installation. With the alternation between reflections of the viewer, the location in the mirror lamellae, and  views  to  the  outside –be  it  an  interior  or  exterior  space –offered  by  the  openings between  them,  a  blurred  perception  of  space  arises.  Reality  and  reflection  combine  to produce an unfamiliar and disorientating situation similar to the experience in a labyrinth that is increased by the movement of the viewer.Visitors will be surrounded by the green of the park as if in a room in the garden. Walking through the reflecting sculpture intensifies their awareness of nature and offers them an uncommon  experience  of  the Gardens  of  the  World  as  well  as  an  unexpected  dialogue with others.
Reflecting Gardens, 2017
mirror polished stainless steel, aluminium, stainless steel substructure
9,38 x 9, 14 m; height 2,95 m

© Courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, 303 Gallery, New York and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen
© Images Studio Jeppe Hein/ Florian Neufeldt