Inspired by the theories of Jacques Lacan the work explores our perception of the real, imaginary and the symbolic. Is what the viewer sees real, a reflection, the work itself, an image of the environment, or a fragment of themselves? The title of the work references Lacan’s mirror stage where he postulated that the ability to recognise one’s own image in a reflection was a learned response in human development. The work challenges the viewer to differentiate between the real and the reflection/imaginary, and the viewer is forced to form a gestalt of these opposing forces when observing the work.
200 x 210 x 117 cm
Steel, acrylic mirrors, MDF, steel cables