mirror is an interconnected installation with two spaces. it plays with the mirror image of ourselves. at the moment of entering the installation my own image is send to the other space and will appear in an abstract form on the walls and vice versa. we’ll see just a contour, no face or details.
mirror is forcing us to get involved with the counterpart, to create a common movement or gesture, to adjust to the observer in the other space. therefore we need a certain empathy for our opponent. with the image of the allegedly strange counterpart we’re tempted, and within the setup “forced“, to allow for our instinct to go - or not - for common feelings and movements. without any (spoken) agreements.
thus we link to our archetypal human manner of imitation, egality and as the counterpart, the indiviualism.
suppported by CYNETART 2010
special thanks to Frieder Weiss for assistance and support in kalypso and the realisation of this project
we are presenting our project mirror at the cynetart festival. the network-installation plays with the distance, position and activity of two interactive spaces. the sound and visuals correspond to your movements and especially to distance between you and the other. it plays with our relationship to each other, with the problem of understanding.