Last night we went over to Miami's thriving design district for the design.05 Miami show (more on that to follow) and on our way in got side tracked by this installation from 31 year old Danishman Jeppe Hein. Distance is an exploration of art as a game. When a viewer enters the gallery a white ball is released on to a 330 feet roller coaster track that twists and turns through multiple rooms of the gallery. The viewer is encouraged to follow his ball and thus becomes part of Hein's vision for the piece, which tries to create an incongruous dialog between the art and the viewer and to use humor to broaden the limits of conceptual art.
Distance is on display at The Moore Space until 10 March 2006.