Tom Fruin’s Kolonivehus – Colorful Interpretation of Life and Art
New York-based artist Tom Fruin has erected an inspiring installation in Copenhagen, which became the scene for daily performances by Copenhagen-based CoreAct ( Anika Barkan and Helene Kvint ). Poetry, computer-controlled light sequences and sound installations keep the installation alive every day. Tom Fruin’s outdoor sculpture installation named Kolonivehus features a door and a few operable windows, just like a real house. Made from welded steel, found plexiglass, and paint, the modern sculpture in the Royal Danish Library Plaza is reminiscent of the small garden sheds designed to offer shelter to poor citizens. Varying in size from 2×2 to 24×3, the over a thousand pieces of reclaimed plexiglass shape a cathedral-inspired artistic house sculpture. Measuring 12 x 12 x 14 feet, the Kolonivehus surprises a playful light and shadow show in the middle of the plaza, drawing attention from passers-by.