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Mirrors

2016

Neon, flasher, plexi mirror, wires
Size Variable

About

Mirrors is a 8-foot long chandelier made of dozens of colorful neons hanging on top of a large mirror rectangular box.

 

The neons read common acronyms used in digital communication along with the full sentences they refer to. While the acronyms glow a bright light, the long sentences appear weakened, endlessly vacillating between bright and dull, fighting to remain on. 

The piece is a natural progression from Kosmatopoulos’ past works exploring language as affected by and digital communication thru our phones.  Reflecting upon the visual universe of artist Jason Rhoades (1965-2006), Mirrors explores, in a whimsical way, how language is formed, transformed and simplified by technology in human communication.