Wish I’d Thought of It Dept. – Audience, 2008

Reversing the roles of viewer and viewed

Audience, 2008. A clever installation that works as well in the imagination as in the museum space. Probably better.

Once visitors enter the perimeter of ‘Audience’, the mass of mirrors select an individual they find interesting and turn to face them in an inquisitive, synchronised movement. The chosen member of the audience sees their reflection in every mirror; the subject of the installation and their own gaze. Other viewers may find themselves performing to capture the attention of‘Audience’, reversing the roles of viewer and viewed.