“I hope this installation can cause people to stand still from time to time and take a moment to interact with themselves.”
A mirror image is not the same as a reflection.
We use mirrors to check our appearance, while accidental reflections in a shop window or a telephone screen have another, deeper effect on our self-image.
A reflection brings a shift in perspective and can make you wonder whether you are walking straight or realise how long you have been looking at your phone. Reflections can help us understand ourselves and get in touch with our emotions.
The ‘Reflective Compass’ contains rotating tubes with black vinyl forms behind transparent reflective glass. Against the black background, your reflection is more focused.
The rotation then causes a rhythm of changing reflections: from focused to vague and back again.