Mirrors of Awareness
'Soon after we can see, we are aware that we can also be seen. The eye of the other combines with our own eye to make it fully credible that we are part of the visible world'
‘Ways of Seeing’, by John Berger
A proposal to transform 14-16 Cowcross Street aimed to facilitate a moment of self-realisation for the many daily inhabitants of Farringdon; not by interrupting a social practice per se but by holding up a ‘mirror’.
Inspired by Berger, the installation encouraged visual & physical connections in order to playfully animate one’s social & spatial awareness in the city context. The art of perspective projection was utilised, the geometries of which became perfectly legible from one vantage point only. Move from this point, and the message distorted into abstract forms, dissolving the individual back into their everyday experience.
Completion: June 2012
With Thanks to Metropolitan Workshop