Private View: JEPPE HEIN | OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
7th Oct 2009
PARADISE ROW - JEPPE HEIN | OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
Jeppe Hein challenges the traditional idea that the visitor is a passive figure, silently contemplating the work of art. He makes us participants, willingly or not.
Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear shines in bluish neon letters behind a spyglass mirror reflecting the visitors and the surrounding space. The text refers to the warning in some cars against the optical illusion that occurs when looking into the side or rear view mirror. The oversized form of the phrase combined with the spy mirror in front of it dares the viewer to take a closer look at what he or she sees, and to question the image in the mirror that could even be advising the viewer to beware of the reflections, which may be closer than they appear.
Objects in the Mirror are closer than they appear, 2007
steel construction, spy glass mirror , neon tubes, transformers, aluminum board
149,4 x 251,7 cm
PLAY | 9 October - 3 November 2009 | 50 Upper Brook
Street | Mayfair | London
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