What if a mirror was able to recognize itself in its own reflection?
Mirrors constantly reflect the world around them. We perceive ourself in the mirror and reflect about
ourself. What if the mirror was also able to recognise its own reflection? Self-reflection leads to
self-transformation according to an ideal we have in mind. What if the mirror was able to transform itself
based on its reflection?
Self-Reflective Mirror is able to look at itself by facing its other part. After recognising and reflecting about itself, it transforms itself by heating its reflective material: gallium. The gallium liquifies and drips onto its counter part where it solidifies again. Both mirrors of the installation are constantly changing their own form and manipulating the other.
Self-Reflective Mirror experiences the same constant cycle of self-recognition, self-reflection and self-transformation as we do.
Gallium as part of most electronic devices is not only the material the mirror is made of but also refers to the inner life of a machine and symbolises a possible self-reflection of machines.