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Untitled 4
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2011

I like the idea that one object can create two experiences… Objects that are covered in mirror tend to visually disappear. They sort of become invisible, immaterial. It’s a non-physical film. You can’t light it—if you aim a spotlight at a mirror, you’re just reflecting. But then I take a hammer and I smash them and all of a sudden the object becomes real and ultra-physical.

 

David Altmejd cited by Simona Rabinovitch, in "David Altmejd: Artist’s Wonderland," Nuvo Magazine (Spring 2012).

Wood, mirror

The Brant Foundation, Greenwich, Connecticut