I found myself occupied for 2 months spent forging and processing mirrors. During the process, my emotions lost guard and got carried away, assuming forms that resembled the substance being worked on. By the end of it, I stumbled upon a child named Joey riding the merry-go-round, and captured the encounter on video. The labor work spent making the mirrors seemed like a preparation or a waiting process that led up to the subconscious encounter with Joey. His parents kept calling him whilst he was on the ride, but he didn’t respond. He was a quiet one, almost as if he was separated from the world. This montage stalls the moment when my transient emotions were gathered around “Joey”.

We Became Mirrors, 2016

Glass, cheesecloth, silver nitrate, sugar, ammonia, silicone, single-channel video