ID/entity: Van Eyck's Mirror

Memory is elusive and the need to hold onto its origins is always fleeting. This installation is designed as a stage in which the viewer can become an actor. Triggered by the viewer's approach, the mirrored reflection of the painter transforms into the turning of his back. Enacting the metaphor of an uneasy marriage, Van Eyck's Mirror becomes a signifier of the divorce we, in the present, experience with the distant past.