Photo image: EMERGENCE
"True Mirror - the Future of Self Awareness", 2008
Mirror, plastic, wood and light
24" x 60" x 8"
Concept: The True Mirror is an amazing new look at yourself through a most familiar medium – the mirror. However, unlike traditional mirrors, the True Mirror reflects without reversal, so for the first time what you see what everyone else sees. The differences are not just physical, as what you say with your face is right and left sided, so your expressions and underlying personality change when they get reversed. Its the real "you" looking back!
Participate: As you walk past the row of True Mirrors, notice some funny physics - you are always in the center of each True Mirror! Hold some writing up - can you read it? Now look into your eyes - who is that looking back? Try a smile - can it be real for once? Do you feel crooked (don’t worry its an exaggeration). Compare to the side panel - notice how its familiar, but flat and uninspiring. Think of how mirrors have been doing this your whole life!