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THE PERCEPTION OF NARCISSUS

THE PERCEPTION
OF NARCISSUS


V1 GALLERY
COPENHAGEN
AUG - SEP 2020

“I can’t recall when, but ever since that day when I saw my reflection for the first time as a child, my perception of the world changed. Mirrors have always had a prominent and symbolic role in myths and fairy tales. Narcissus fell in love with his own reflection in a placid lake, while the evil stepmom asked her mirror to charm her with the notorious sentence “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” Scientifically, mirrors reflect light, but the reason for our fascination with the emblem of the mirror is that it not only reflects the recognizable world around us; it also invites us to fall in love with an alternative reality or parallel world. The mirrored world is represented on a flat surface and is joking in its honesty. The installation is literally an experience that explores the complexity of our distorted self-image”

Oliver Sundqvist