206 objects are assembled on a broken mirror’s board. Some of them belonged to the deceased, they were mainly collected in London from the street, river and markets: including all sorts of metal parts, dead insects, bones and even a child’s tooth.
The head of a stuffed hare leads the board and together with the elements around it symbolises the components of someone’s life. Each of the components comes from a different source but they are unified to form a new entity. Eventhough the board doesn’t hold the original mirror anymore this new arrangement can be consider the reflection of someone’s life. This life is captured here in the moment just before death. The clock on the chest of the hare is stopped, symbolising that it’s time has come. It’s eyes are covered though, unaware of what is coming.
Some of the keys on the composition can be seeing as emotional locks to psychological corners, other elements allude to the passing of time and survival. By arranging the elements in a harmonic order we are allowing for energies to flow, easing the transition to another dimension, allowing for a peaceful death. There are 11 holes on the board, some covered by lenses and some bare, letting the light shine through and metaphorically serving as energetic doors to new possibilities or future lives. All the components intuitively selected and unified act as a bridge of the closure of a lifetime.
See bellow some photos of ‘Broken Mirror’ exhibited as part of my solo exhibition ‘Hinges’ (Trip Space projects); in another solo exhibition in Rivington Place part of ‘Shutterbug Festive Bizarre’, in a collaborative performance with La Beti; and some pictures of the work in progress.