Glass, aluminium

“These human-scale two sided glass plinths have small mirrors with cut-outs for the eyes which allow observers to live vicariously in one another’s gaze. Beneath the small mirrors, they extend into semi-transparent coated areas which reflect the body of the observer from feet to midriff, Geuer essays an experiment in the being self and being Other, a brilliant formulation of the empathic proposition: put yourself in my shoes. Geuer wanted to test the Sartean proposition: “Hell is Other People” in this work.”

James D. Campbell, Montreal, August, 1996. Interrogating Self and Other: The Perceptual Instruments of Juan Geuer catalogue



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