13 collected photographes, Blue platform with light fixtures
They look in the mirror and think it’s a window was an exploration of the dynamics of ruins and memorials. Memorials are built to pay homage or respects to a person, event, or period while a ruin is the documentation of something once whole now broken.
The exhibition featured 13 photographs of the 1980’s gay bar scene and a hand built recreation of Felix Gonzalez-Torres 'Untitled (go go dancer platform)' from 1991. The images within the exhibition enact in a similar manner, due to their proximity to the aids crisis. The men within the images captured within a moment and frozen in a second, the snapshot steals life and returns death. The bodies documented exist within a space in which they existing as both alive and still alive. Removed from a loud space and brought followed into a quiet moment.