Mixed media installation
200 x 140 cm
On loan from the artists
When you go back in time, the past becomes your future. When you go forward in time, the future becomes the past.
Heterotopias are spaces that disrupt the continuity and normality of common everyday places, places removed from the evenly spaced movement of time. They may juxtapose past with present, future with present, or overlap meaning and relationships, in a way that challenges or subverts our impression and experience of the prevailing social context. The moment when a mirror reflects our image acts as such a space.
A virtual space exists between utopia and heterotopia where one is able to exists in simultaneity. The artists ask the viewer “if they have met themselves yet?â€ The mirror becomes a portal creating an otherworldliness from which to consider our present self.