The exhibition "Invisible Labyrinth" by Jeppe Hein was shown 10 June - 8 October 2006
The emptiness awaiting visitors to the x-rummet was deceptive. A visual deceit which warned us that the artist had suspended and disabled our favourite sensory tool, the sense of sight.
Like the proverbial mad inventor, Jeppe Hein (b.1974) had created an invisible labyrinth that only materialized as we moved around in it. Visitors were equipped with a set of digital headphones operated by infrared rays that caused them to vibrate every time you bumped into one of the labyrinth's virtual walls. The exhibition was both a minimalist and spectacular playground. It abolished traditional rituals and conditions applying to exhibition venues, art audiences, and works of art.
The labyrinth structure spanned a total of six different variants, all of them referring to authentic labyrinths from our common cultural history. From the famous medieval labyrinth in Chartres to Stanley Kubrick's fateful dead end from the film The Shining to Pac-Man.