Bear Your Consequences

In the otherwise empty exhibition space, the visitor notices a small gas flame in the centre of a huge round mirror with a fragmented surface.

When moving in for closer inspection, the visitor's presence activates a sensor causing the flame to grow bigger and more aggressive. The encounter with the work both seduces and repels: the warmer and brighter the flame grows, the closes the visitor wants to get to it, and the more his/her physical presence in the space becomes unbearable. The fragmented mirror increases this experience by reflecting both the flame and the viewer.

Year: 2018

Material: Propane gas, flame, sensor, technical apparatus, high polished stainless steel, aluminium, wood

Dimensions: variable, ø mirror: 300 cm

 

Exhibition: 

IN IS THE ONLY WAY OUT, Cisternerne, Copenhaguen, DK, 2018