Forefront Gallery and 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
Jeppe Hein's Distance is a site-specific installation that consists of a dynamic indoor rollercoaster track for a series of white, plastic balls. When a visitor enters the space, a sensor reacts and releases a ball that is set in motion and runs the length of the track, passing loops, sharp curves and other dynamic sections within the circuit. Hein will also create a new outdoor experiential artwork on the Museum grounds for the inaugural exhibition in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. These works will encourage the public to consider the dynamic relationship between the work of one artist engaging the architectural, spatial, and navigational experiences of interior and exterior sites.
Image: Jeppe Hein, Distance, 2004, iron, electrical motor, PVC balls, sensors, technical apparatus. Exhibited at Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, 2005. Image courtesy Johann König, Berlin and 303 Gallery, New York. Photo credit: Simon Ladefoged.