Mira [Sight] 15 x 15 x 20 cm
Mira [Sight] 40 x 40 x 20 cm
Mira [Sight] 30 x 30 x 20 cm
Mira [Sight] stainless steel and aluminum, 2013-14
Mira 20 x 20 x 60 cm
Mira [Sight] are hollow buildings, which, paradoxically, broaden perceptive perspectives. They not only reveal their emptiness but they stretch the horizon that allows the contemplation of the other, the difference of the other side, through the created hollow spaces. This device embraces our own reflection in the metallic surface: two mirrors face each other along with multiple displays, tubes of images. (Which shows a certain connection with Tapume [Hoarding] work – except for its dimensions – when it comes to the situation of seeing through a close difference, even an identity one).
The ultra thin and multi-thickness cylinders of Mira [Sight], as well as the structure where they fit together and articulated – such as a type of different pipe organs, make this work a type of hybrid and enigmatic artifact in which the act of seeing embraces more than just to have something in sight – this very recognizable situation on the viewfinder of cameras or on fire guns. And this same polyvalence of the gaze constitutes an ethical definition, polytheistic.
Mira [Sight] invites, since its title, to an exercise, to dive into the image that we are, through active and passive condition. It does this in a reduced space, atomized and ironically designed to not reach one single visual destination. As an enigmatic instrument that rarefies itself, a potent object of an odd presence, being also self-reflexive and deconstructive.
Adolfo Montejo Navas, critic and curator, in text liminal actions of seeing in Mira [Sightl], 20199