tom fruin: kolonihavehus
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oct 18, 2010
tom fruin: kolonihavehus


‘kolonihavehus’ by tom fruin
photographer: nuno neto

‘kolonihavehus’ by new york-based artist tom fruin in collaboration with coreact is an outdoor
sculpture consisting of a thousand pieces of found plexiglass. located in the open riverfront plaza
of the royal danish library in copenhagen, denmark, the installation largely resembles the form
of a simple house clad in a vibrant and complex skin of plexiglass squares and steel framing,
offering a visual and lighting effect close to a stained glass window.

the house is fully constructed from hand-cut and hand-welded steel picture frames which have
been arranged to hold a single piece of found plexiglass ranging in size from 2×2 inches to
24×363 inches. the frames are welded into 35 individual panels which can be bolted together
to wrap around the metal structure. a pivot mounted door and several operable windows complete
the 14th feet house.

featuring lighting design by nuno neto and sound installation by astrid lomholt, ‘kolonihavehus’
will be activated by a dance and theatre group whose performance is based on the concrete poetry
of danish poet vagn steen.


light and shadow play
photographer: nuno neto


designing he house in the sculptre yard of the danish art workshops


tom fruin welding panels of the house at the danish art workshop

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