The Reflection Between the Real and the Fake
Reflection Between The Real and The Fake
Monitor, video, sensory tool, shadow box, and webcam, 2019, 3’ x 5’
Reflection Between the Real and the Fake, includes a snow cube on top of a plinth and a large shadow box. The shadow box is hung on the wall behind the plinth and contains a monitor inside. When there is a slight movement – such as a viewer picking up the snow cube and looking at it from different angles – the monitor will display footage of a digital cube created by rotoscope videos. However, when the viewer starts to shake the cube, the web-browsing video disrupts the reading of digital cube. This project creates an unstable composition by providing multiple alternatives – the physical cube, the reflection, and the digital cube – with all of them fighting for attention once the viewer is standing in front of the piece. Everything seems to be transparent, but at the same time, nothing is substantial. All elements, including the sensory tool, are used to push the viewer away and create that distance between what is sayable and what is being seen.