Smoking Bench

A large mirror hangs on the wall with a small bench positioned in front of it. Upon taking a seat on the bench, visitors observe their own reflections, only to find themselves enveloped in smoke moments later. A small trigger activates a fog machine within the bench, releasing smoke from small holes that surround the seat. While contemplating their reflections in the mirror, visitors see themselves disappear in a cloud of smoke, gradually reappearing only as the fog dissipates.

Year: 2002
Materials: fog machine, stainless steel, technical apparatus, pillow, mirror
Dimensions: bench 45 x 60 x 60 cm, mirror: variable

Take a Walk in the Forest at Sunlight, Kunstverein Heilbronn, DE, 2002
Exit, Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen, DK, 2003
The Straight or Crooked Way, Royal College of Art, London, UK, 2003
Space within Space, Vendsyssel Art Museum, Hjørring, DK, 2004
Præstø Sommerudstilling, Præstø Kunstforening, Præstø, DK, 2006
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, touring exhibition by iCI, 2006-2009
Sense City, ARoS Kustmuseum, Aarhus, DK, 2009
Perth International Arts Festival and PICA - Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, AU, 2010
Our Magic Hour, Yokohama Triennale 2011, JP, 2011
A Smile For You, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, SE, 2013
This Way, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, DE, 2015
Reflection, Kistefos-Museet, Jevnaker, NO, 2016
LUSCIOUS THRILLS Baroque Reflections then and now, gl Holtegaard, Holte, DK, 2016
Your Way, Château La Coste, Le Puy Sainte Réparade, FR, 2017
INHALE-HOLD-EXHALE, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH, 2018