- Artist Thilo Frank
- Title Infinite Rock
- Date 2013
- Medium Steel, aluminium, fabric, glass mirrors, wood with refelctive coating, rope, light
- Dimensions 660 x 450 x 1350 cm
- Credit Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Infinite Rock is a disturbing caesura in the absolute brightness of the Arabian urban fabric: a dark volume that absorbs all light, creating a visual current that draws in the visitor. Only one person can enter the unascertainable form at a time, through a dark and cavernous void. A door comes into view, on the other side of which lies a glowing space lined with mirrors, a single swing at its centre. The inside of the irregular polyhedral rock reveals a perfect Euclidean core that is hard to grasp as its boundaries vanish in infinite reflections, with the viewer as the focal point. When the visitor begins to swing, disorientation is at full effect: walls, ceiling and floor disappear in a centrifugal motion that seems to suck the body in and out of the infinite space.