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mirrored room of infinite reflections by thilo frank
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oct 26, 2012
mirrored room of infinite reflections by thilo frank



‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’ by thilo frank

installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011
image © studio thilo frank

german artist thilo frank has sent designboom images of his project ’the phoenix is closer than it appears’, a large mirror installation
that appears to merge into the surrounding space. by revealing a perfectly euclidical core, the visitor becomes the spatial focal point
by moving on a swing through the vivid conceived environment. despite its large dimensionality (4 x 4 x 8 m), it creates a disorientating
moment where the surrounding room translates a physical reflection, translating the viewer’s body into an imaginary reflection.



‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’
installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011
video © studio thilo frank


‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’
installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011
photo © studio thilo frank


‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’
installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011
photo © studio thilo frank


‘the phoenix is closer than it appears’
installation view, kunsten, museum of modern art, aalborg, denmark, 2011
photo © studio thilo frank

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