Being and Not Being

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Mirror and aluminum
DATE 1989
DIMENSIONS 96.5cm x 251.5cm x 96.5cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.25
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A interactive installation of two mirrors are installed at right angles to one another, mounted on a metal stand, placed in a corner of the Gallery space. A black plastic silhouette of half a human figure is placed between the two mirrors. The viewer’s reflection is subsumes by the silhouette, presence a distorted bodily perspectives from almost any vantage-point in the room. This piece is inspired by Jean Paul Satre’s essay L’Être et le néant, published in 1943.

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