Hellot Glass

Juan Geuer

BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Glass panels
DATE 1996
DIMENSIONS 609.6cm x 243.8cm x 609.6cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.27a-n
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
An interactive installation consists of a “forest” of twenty human-scale glass rectangles panels, is suspended by metal chain from the ceiling. The top part of the panel has a with mirror masks which the visitors are meant to peer through eye holes and view themselves through another’s gaze. The bottom part of the panel is semi-transparent coated areas, which reflect the viewer’s the body from the midriff to the feet. This work provides the viewer with the experience of living both as self and as other.

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