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Objects in Mirrors Might Be Closer
Than They Appear
In collaboration with Julian Charrière, 2016

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Objects in Mirrors Might Be Closer Than They Appear, in collaboration with Julian Charrière, 2016

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Objects In Mirror Might Be Closer Than They Appear is a double-channel video installation with a semi-transparent mirror in the center. It alternates between found footage from NASA and other archives, showing some of the first images of Earth as seen from space and close-up imagery as reflected in the eyes of a deer. The artists recorded the latter in the exclusion zone near Chernobyl, having mounted a small portable camera to the animal’s antlers. Both images present the viewer with scenarios where humans have extracted themselves from their natural habitat. Early space travelers’ unfiltered awe at the first sightings of the blue planet stands in stark contrast to the dystopian post-nuclear wasteland that was left after the Chernobyl catastrophe. Where the exclusion zone is portrayed as an uncanny universe, seen through ghostly projections, the NASA archive footage presents Earth from a meta- perspective, in all its fragility.

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Objects in Mirrors Might Be Closer Than They Appear, in collaboration with Julian Charrière, 2016

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Objects in Mirrors Might Be Closer Than They Appear, in collaboration with Julian Charrière, 2016