Reflector

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The installation is situated in the wide-stretched landscape of a deep forest. The visitor is invited to enter the forest at nighttime carrying a torch for orientation. When the light from their torch hits the tree trunks from a certain angle, reflectors shine brightly back. The reflectors are arranged so that they, seen from a distance, form a ridged horizontal line. As one approaches the installation, the line grows longer and from one particular spot in the forest the reflectors will emerge as a horizontal circle surrounding the visitor.

By marking selected trees with reflectors, a new spatial experience defines an arbitrary ‘room’ within the expanse of the forest. The torch becomes the switch by which the visual experience is turned on and off. The installation deals with how we perceive our surroundings and exposes the relationship between our visual and spatial means of orientation. 

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