Paravent

Paravent, 2008
MDF, two-way mirror
176 x 224 cm

„… Therefore we experience the same doppel or doubling tendency we have previously observed. This may be the reason that Smiatek has taken this forward to a logical conclusion in her recent work called Paravent (2008), which is literally a two-way mirror configured in a four panel screen-like arrangement. Connected no doubt to the use of the mirror in the 'Echo and Narcissus', it further complicates the justification of the mirror image as a form of self-blindness, and shows again how our mirror reflection falsely portends through image to be the true nature of self. “ (Quote: Mark Gisbourne, ´DISQUIET AND THE HUMOUR OF DESIRE´)