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Published: 13 Jan, 2014

Thilo Frank / The Phoenix is closer than it appears

NEWS On Sunday January 19 at 14:00, two new exhibitions are opened at Bildmuseet. The Phoenix is closer than it appears, a large scale mirror installation by the Berlin based artist Thilo Frank, will fill an entire exhibition hall on the top floor. For the entrace floor he has created the site-specific work Circumpolar Lantern.

(The same day the exhibition Andreas Johansson / Place Position will also open)

Thilo Frank's poetic and playful installations givs the viewer an opportunity to explore their experiences of light, space and movement. On Bildmuseets top floor the work The Phoenix is closer than it appears is presented, a room installation where the viewer is invited to participate. The artist has also created a site-specific work, Circumpolar Lantern, especially for Bildmuseet's entrace floor.

The large mirror installation The Phoenix is closer than it appears occupies the exhibition space at the museum's top floor. The cube of mirror glass is a tangible object, yet almost invisible - just a reflection of the architecture. Inside, a boundless place of infinite reflections and in the middle a single swing. When one begins to swing, walls, ceilings and floors disappear in a centrifugal movement where the body seems to be thrown out in an endless space.

The site-specific work, Circumpolar lantern is made by Thilo Frank for the large windows at the Bildmuseet entrance floor. This work, using light and form the change the viewer's experience of the site, is created based on a Voronoi diagram. The title refers to the objects in the sky that never sets below the horizon.

Thilo Frank, born in 1978 , lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Department of Intermedia Art , State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, Germany. Thilo Frank has created permanent public works in Copenhagen and Hjallerup, Denmark and has exhibited at, among others, Treffpunkt Berlin, Arken, Denmark; Kunsthalle Wien; Future Gallery and Program, both in Berlin, FRAC Orléans and Atelier Calder Sache, France and at the biennial in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

For further information, please contact

Cecilia Andersson, Curator Bildmuseet
E-mail: cecilia.andersson@bildmuseet.umu.se
Phone: +46 90-786 6684

Editor: Helena Vejbrink