October 15, 2014

Wednesday Whim - Reflection

 above image by Axel Taferner (via MMM)

The wonders of installation art is the ability to create something that wasn't there before in a place that doesn't typically serve as an art venue. As part of this year's DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn-based sculptor Tom Fruin installed his plexiglass house (Kolonihavehus) in Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

The house/art (called Reflection) was lit from the inside and even served as a temporary home for Copenhagen-based performance group, CoreAct, who performed their act during the day. Reflection was a "poetic interpretation concerning our daily choices, or lack of choices, and their consequences to our common future." As DUMBO Arts Festival described it, CoreAct

portray(ed) everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have the lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns.
The plexiglass house is no longer up for viewing but, we can all ponder on what this installation meant to viewers. As we move through this fast-paced lifestyle of ours where information (factual or not) is just at our fingertips, we can relate to the loss of making informed decisions in favor of making popular (and sometimes easier) decisions at some point in our lives.

image via DUMBO Arts Festival 

image via DUMBO Arts Festival  

image by Shawn Hoke 

image by Gigi Altarejos 

image via DUMBO Arts Festival  

image by Gigi Altarejos 


  1. beautiful photo's. it looks like a amazing place.

  2. It's so beautiful! I love the colors of the glass and how it looks at night.

  3. It's beautiful. I love how the lights shine through. But it's also so pretty during the daytime too!


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