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in the reflected sky
installation that formed part of 'art language location', Cambridge
October - November 2014


'The title in the reflected sky comes from the opening lines of Vladimir Nabokov’s Pale Fire, where the protagonist watches a waxwing fly into the window pane. He further goes on to observe the reflections that project onto outside, suggesting a hint of something beyond in the reflected sky.

in the reflected sky is an arts installation that examines perception of reality through the fluid world of reflections on the window. Window acts as a threshold between two separate worlds of the inside and the outside, that get merged onto its two-dimensional surface as a collage of skies, walls, trees and people. Pane is a magical space, a barrier and a portal into this illusionary world: images on the window look deceptively three-dimensional.'