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Self                           2008

 

This piece consists of a seven foot cube constructed of steel and two-way mirror. The lighting is constantly changing. When the lights outside the cube are on, the lights inside the cube are off. As the outside lights dim, the interior lights brighten and vice versa.

If the viewer is inside the cube when the exterior lights are on, he/she can see through the mirror and into the gallery. This viewer can see other people outside the cube (who can't see in). When the lights shift and the interior becomes lit, the viewer only sees themselves reflected infinitely in the mirrors.

If the viewer is outside the cube when the exterior lights are on, he/she sees the gallery reflected in the cube. When the lights shift and the interior becomes lit, the viewer sees into the cube including any viewer on the inside (who can't see out).

 

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"Self".. 2008 ...silvered glass, steel, motorized dimmer switch

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"We live together, we act on and react to, one another;

but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves."

                            -Aldous Huxley

 

 

 

 

 

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