A Study of Historical Erasure
In order to build a different and brighter future we must not simply move forward through time, but backwards as well. We must reprogram ourselves to see what’s already gone and reroute our paths to include our predecessors in our future endeavors. Human experience is composed of many invisible layers and Mirror Terrain renders one of them observable.
Mirror Terrain creates a mnemonic environment which enables us to see our past and reprogram ourselves in order to avoid erasing history which lies within it in the form of statues. By minding our steps and avoiding the erosion of statues, we grow more observant, altruistic and intimate. Their random compositions create images of involuntary families, communities and relationships of different people bound by an experience. In essence, these “ghosts” serve as monuments to our future progress. Their erosion due to indifferent and irresponsible public contact in a space with no restrictions amplifies discourse on human nature and the neglect of history.
We are grateful to our production partner Furuna Crafts, Novi Sad