‘Giant Billiard’ installation rolls into Danish art museum

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The rebellious collective Haus-Rucker-Co’s legendary and community-forming installation Giant Billiard has taken over one of ARKEN’s largest exhibition spaces.

The installation is a remake of the historic work from 1970: back then, three giant, white billiard balls lay waiting to be pushed around on a 225 sqm mattress that formed the setting for an experimental game of billiards at The Museum of the 20th Century in Vienna.

In Giant Billiard the audience becomes part of the game, pieces that fight against or alongside each other depending on how the game develops. Everyone shares one common trait: they are all part of a larger game. They have become team players – maybe even actors.

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Haus-Rucker-Co Laurids, Zamp und Pinter with Enviroment Transformers (Flyhead, Viewatomizer and Drizzler), 1968 Wien, 1968

The work remains highly relevant today, a time when many urgently seek a release from entrenched cultural rules and expectations. Video © AFP

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