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Ego Mass

Table, mirror, chairs

This simple device facilitates a moment of fusion in which the reflection of one's own face is seamlessly joined with that of another person. Participants must communicate and sync their bodies in order to achieve a continuous image. This piece exists in a series of works that seek to momentarily dissolve the boundary between self and other, imagining tools for social connection and empathy.

 

The result is not binary but instead an uncanny continuous whole. Combined, the participants’ faces yield a completely new identity that is neither self nor other. Their recognition of this distinct being is often marked by eruptions of laughter.