Dumbo Arts Festival
September 26 - 28
Tom Fruin / Kolonihavehus / Dumbo Arts Festival / Brooklyn Bridge Park / 2014
Debuting tomorrow, Friday September 26, Kolonihavehus, named after the Danish word for "community garden shed" will be open to the public at 6p in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This 12 feet square and 16 feet tall sculpture continues the ICON Series, where banal or overlooked mementos of urbanity are illuminated via careful, colorful compositions of salvaged materials. This is the first time this steel and salvaged Plexiglas sculpture, made in collaboration with a performance group from Copenhagen, will be seen in the US. It has already been exhibited extensively throughout Europe in Vienna, Prague, Denmark, and Sweden.
Dumbo is already home to Tom Fruin's Watertower. The Watertower is viewable from the Manhattan Bridge and all the trains that run across the bridge, but never before has a work from the ICON Series been placed in the US in a public space, and Kolonihavehus, will be the first time you can get up close and personal with the ICON Series other than Tom's current solo show COLOR STUDY. A kaleidoscope of color by day, Kolonihavehus also incorporates a computerized lighting system to keep the brilliancy going 24/7.
The Festival will also include a performance called Reflection with CoreAct from Copenhagen. In Reflection, two performers will inhabit the house portraying everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes using lyrical strings of words that reverberate throughout the structure and provide an intimate experience against the backdrop of shared, communal urban space.
Dumbo Arts Festival hours:
Friday, Sept. 26 6:00p to 9:00p
Saturday, Sept. 27 12:00p to 9:00p
Sunday, Sept. 28 12:00p to 6:00p
Reflection will be performed:
Friday 6-9 p
Saturday 1-3 p and 7-9 p
Sunday 12-2 p and 4-6 p
Empire Fulton Ferry Deck, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Getting to the Festival:
F-train to York Street
A or C train to High Street - Brooklyn Bridge
2 or 3 train to Clark Street
East River Ferry to Dumbo. Arriving at the Landing, exit onto Water Street and walk North toward Main Street.
Tom Fruin / Kolonihavehus / Copenhagen / Photo courtesy of Andreas Bergmann Steen / 2010