‘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.

tom fruin: kolonihavehus light and shadow play photographer: nuno neto

tom fruin: kolonihavehus designing he house in the sculptre yard of the danish art workshops

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