Thomas Guggenberger (AT)

STRANGE_FACES is an interactive mirror installation that follows the faces of its users, playing with their images and their perception. If we step alone in front of Guggenberger’s interactive mirror cabinet, we only see our own face. As soon as several people enter the room, however, another face always appears as a reflection. What happens when one sees not oneself but another person in the mirror? Seeing someone else’s face as one’s own reflection initially provides a disturbing moment. But afterwards? Is it possible to get in touch with other mirror images with STRANGE_FACES? To shamelessly immerse oneself in other people’s eyes – to observe them unnoticed, to let oneself be ensnared and enchanted by other people’s gazes?

Project Credits/ Acknowledgements:

Technical support: Holunder HeiƟ, Gerhard Funk