Neon, flasher, plexi mirror, wires
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.