Black Mirror

wood, acrylic see-through mirror, flat-screen tv, rasberry pi and pi camera
101*67*12 cm
2017


Black Mirror is an interactive mirror with a flat-screen tv built inside. It uses facial recognition to activate the interaction by recording a 9-second video of the viewer looking at themselves in the mirror and play them back to the viewers. Pulling the participants towards their own image, until it offers another reflection of their previous behavior. The video will then be added to the video stream that comes along where viewers can watch videos of former participants randomly.
The framed mirror itself reflects how narcissist we could become living in the “social network” and the jungle of screens, through which we connect and interact with each other, and behind which we are isolated and fragmented.

Programming: Qingzhou Shen.




Mark