A monitor with hidden speakers is mounted instead of a mirror above the washbasin in the bathroom. Connected to video camera, computer equipped with custom-designed software and a sensor capturing the flow of water, it displays the reflection of the person like an ordinary mirror until the tap is unscrewed and water starts flowing. The image in the monitor is slowly changing into a constantly evolving audiovisual composition of the user’s portrait and footage partially recorded in Ii. Placed in a location unusual for art exposure, the work addresses the issue of depletion of natural resources and proposes a reference to the gesture of washing hands that is both practical and symbolic.
The installation has been developed especially for the AIB 2018.