On a conceptual level, in|visible| takes its cue from the 90s blockbuster series The Matrix, which is further reinterpreted in a questioning of one’s own self-identity and the realities of the surrounding world. As you enter the space, the very fabric of reality, which is usually perfectly simulated by the mirrors that are supposed to be truthful, is decomposed in a million different fragments distorting and diluting seemingly familiar sights, including the viewers themselves. As if falling through the looking glass or the proverbial rabbit hole, certainties seem to lose their edge – paradoxically by receiving new ones, and even the viewer’s very self is recomposed up to the point of non-recognition. This is a testament to the level of trickery and augmented reality that can be achieved solely through the means of mirrors, such an ancient yet continuously fascinating object.
To set your course and respect self-imposed deadlines, handle each project management step with discipline, and keep costs under control for the most significant personal exhibition until that moment - that's a terrific 10/10 experience to temper yourself. Keys to success: friends with helping hands and moral support, patience, research, adaptability, smart use of resources, and self-control.
Curation: Roxana Modreanu. Helping hands - Paul Moldovan, lots of ASUAD and exASUAD people. Production: Florin Brățan, Horia Radu, Eusebiu Loliceru, Vlad Mureșan. Visuals: Mihai Munteanu. Photo: Pavel Curagău. Video: Andra Roman.
Curator: Roxana Modreanu
Place: Casa Matei Gallery, Cluj-Napoca
Materials: Mirrors, LED strip, wood
Dimensions: The Tunnel: 2.4 x 2.4 x 6 m, Follow The White Rabbit: 1.5 x 1 m
Keywords: Mirror, realities, doubts, invisible, white rabbit.