Small Spectacle about Nearness

Immersive installation.
Semi-transparent mirror, two chairs, pendumum lamp, surrounding space, 2005.


Collecion of Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

A semi-transparent mirror hangs in the middle of a long space, and two chairs are mounted symmetrically on both sides of the mirror. A pendulum lamp swings just above the mirror thus alternating the view through the mirror from side to side. Because of the symmetry of the space and mounting of the chairs, the spectator perceives only the people on the view disappearing and reappearing. While seated symmetrically on both chairs, both spectators can perceive a short glimpse of a hybrid figure of themselves when the pendulum swings over the mirror.

Small Spectacle about Nearness – structure of the installation