Exhibition opening: Tuesday 24 November between 6 and 8pm. Free
Jeremy Millar’s installation Projector continues the artist’s exploration of ‘dark mirrors’. Developed from ideas proposed in The Mirror of Ink (1933), a short story by Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, Millar is interested in the meanings attached to such reflective materials and their use across cultures as a vehicle for seeing into the future.
The object on display at Ikon consists of three obsidian mirrors, suggesting the existence of multiple futures rather than a singular definitive one. Obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass with a dark translucent surface, itself carries associations of banishing negative thought, and so Projector with its three-fold structure asserts a specific yet uncertain purpose that infers many possibilities. Presented in a display case made of two-way mirrored perspex, this proposition is extended visually whereby the object is multiplied in all directions, creating an infinity effect and breaking the boundaries of its physical container.
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