Winter Break: Orbs of Unfathomable Distortion

Huge billiards
ends Feb 26, open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Tue closed, until 9pm on Thu; Skovvej 100, Ishøj; over 18 years: DKK 140, under 18 years: free adm;

From the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage to Inner Space 21 years later, there has always been something appealing about being miniature, and museums know this better than most, often conjuring up exhibits that make visitors feel like they’re tiny.

But instead of being confronted with a massive human spleen or an avalanche of red blood cells, this winter the Arken museum has offered children the chance to engage with massive three-metre inflatable balls, launched at a pretty intense speed across a huge 225 sq m of air mattress.

Duck or let it hit you for the gigantic thrill, ‘Giant Billiards’ has been winning rave reviews since it opened in the autumn, and February is the last month you can try it.

Originally from Austria
Designed by Haus-Rucker-Co, a rebellious Austrian art collective formed in the 1960s, the exhibition is a re-enactment of the work they originally presented at the Museum of the 20th Century in Vienna in 1970.

The group explained how they “wanted to challenge their contemporaries’ often limiting perceptions of space, break down existing hierarchies of power and create new utopian urban spaces”.

For safety reasons, only children taller than 120 cm may enter, and there may only be 15 on the mattress at any time. Under 18s must be supervised by a responsible adult.

See more events coming up during the winter break CPH Post 2023 Winter holiday supplement.

Source: The Nordic Page




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