Through the Looking-Glass

What is the backside of a photograph? The glass objects inhabit on either side two perspectively sliced up photographs on film. The photographs are taken in the same location from opposite viewpoints at the same angles, facing each other exactly. Each image shows the backside of the photographed objects or landscape of the other image. It reveals what is behind the viewpoint of the photographer.

Alice in wonderland wonders what the world is like on the other side of the mirror:

‘How would you like to live in Looking-glass House, Kitty? I wonder if they’d give you milk in there? Perhaps Looking-glass milk isn’t good to drink— But oh, Kitty!…. Oh, Kitty! how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking- glass House! I’m sure it’s got, oh! such beautiful things in it."

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


Film, plexiglas block from 10/10cm plates on rotatable aluminium base, backlit Aluminium case, Led, defuser plate, powersupply