I'LL BE YOUR MIRROR
Video Performance
HDV
silent
1'
Chongqing (CN)
2011

The artist enters a subway train in Chongqing, a mega-city of 32 million Chinese. His face is covered by a mirror which reflects the gazes of the other passengers. Two cameras film this short disturbing appearance.
The foreigner represents a distorted version of your own concept of life and self. The interest you can establish for the foreigner depends on your own capability to fill this gap between you with meaning. If you are curious about a stranger it is mostly likely because you want to learn something about yourself, not about the stranger him/herself. You see in a stranger's face what you project into it - just like when you look into a mirror.

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