Jeppe Hein, ‘Appearing Rooms’, 2004, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Jeppe Hein, ‘Appearing Rooms’, 2004, Galleri Nicolai Wallner

Installed at Collins Park Miami Beach as part of Art Basel Public Sector 2013
The work is a programmed water pavilion that comes across as a labyrinth made out of four
outer water walls in the shape of a square, which is sub-divided into smaller spaces by four
independent walls within the structure. The 2,30-metre-high water walls randomly rise and
fall, defining all possible right-angled configurations of the space in sequences of ten seconds
before changing shape and appearance. The visitor is allowed to move within the structure
from space to space, finding himself in differently shaped spaces inside, or suddenly on the
outside, of the pavilion without any possibility to control or govern the

About Jeppe Hein

Jeppe Hein creates installations that challenge the traditional notion of the passive viewer. His site-specific works are conceptual, interactive, and often activated by their viewers, whether through casting reflections in a rotating mirror or being startled by artwork itself, as in Shaking Cube (2004), an aluminum box that trembles whenever approached. In Hein’s installations Mobile Mobile (2008) and Light Pavillion II (2010), parts of the works either rotate or light up when gallery staff or viewers pedal a power-generating bike.

Danish, b. 1974, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Donde Esta La Playa? The Summer Show, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art, Public Art Fund, Brooklyn
Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand, Cultural Avenue, Wiesen
Jeppe Hein | STILLHET, Galleri Nicolai Wallner