Colored glass: it’s home. Kolonihavehus – Tom Fruin
We are in 2010: in view of the DUMBO Arts Festival in New York, the sculptor Tom Fruin gave us another of his wonderful installations polychromatic entitled Kolonihavehus. A real feast for the eyes.
This work is a colorful house of plexiglass, in collaboration with CoreAct, and is positioned near the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The house creates a unique atmosphere with light fantastic.
The work takes its name and inspiration from the ubiquitous kolonihavehus Copenhagen: a small garden shed originally intended to give state workers a refuge from cramped living conditions of the city.
Fruin has created the whole house with garden of colored plexiglass recovery and using steel. It includes details such as pin door hinges with handmade and different operable windows Mouted. The plexi sourced locally came from all over Copenhagen: a plexiglass distribution deceased, a picture framing shop closing, in the basement of the Danish State Art Workshop, and dumpsters outside the Danish Architecture Center.
During his sculpture exhibition is enlivened by performances that explore the concrete poetry of poet Danish Vagn Steen, with computer-controlled light sequences Nuno Neto, Mikkel Jensen and Frantisek Fabian, a sound installation by Astrid Lomholt, and costumes Camilla Lind.
The art therefore always meet all materials: light, steel, poetry and technology. And when it happens rarely comes out work so well it has done.
Find some more information about this work and his artist, Tom Fruin on: http://www.tomfruin.com/