As the inaugural installation for the Gladstone Hotel’s Melody Bar revitalization and featured in Come Up To My Room 2015, Reflections on Rotation draws on the building’s rich history for its inspiration while suggesting portals to new possibilities and unforeseen outcomes.
The archetypal guest room mirror takes on magical qualities through its evanescent re-colouring, inviting the telling of fortunes and sharing of secrets.
Inhabiting the ceiling space overhead, the piece resides in a zone of collected conversations, reverberating karaoke cries and vestigial clouds of cigarette smoke.
The slowly rotating mirrors allow for fleeting glances that are subverted and distorted, casting about shifting images of the room below and projecting light in fluid motion.
Images 1-3 by Doublespace Photography
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