The 'Cage and Mirror' Gives Visitors a Whole New Perspective

 - Jun 30, 2013
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A surreal installation by artist Jeppe Hein called 'Cage and Mirror' allows spectators to walk into a giant cage to experience amazing optical effects.

Hein built an enormous circular cage with rugged iron rods. In the center, he suspended a man-sized mirror. The mirror was made to rotate slowly. As spectators walk into the cage, they can peer into the center of the cage where the mirror is rotating. The resulting optical illusion gives visitors a very strange view of the gallery.

The installation was placed in a large gallery room with beaming skylights to enhance the Cage and Mirror's effects. With the cage spanning five meters, several visitors could explore the metal contraption at once.