The Complimentary Mirror is a sound installation developed for the exhibition SPEAK UP!
The Complimentary Mirror is a sound installation developed for the exhibition SPEAK UP! The Complimentary Mirror whispers compliments or insults to the person gazing in the lavatory mirror at the exhibition venue, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. Every time an exhibition guest washes his hands or looks at his face in the mirror, he receives a whispered compliment, such as 'You look amazing today,' 'You brought up some interesting points' or 'That haircut is very flattering'. In line with to the exhibition title, SPEAK UP!, the Complimentary Mirror seeks to establish a dialogue with the visitors' inner voice through these comments. At the same time, the Complimentary Mirror is intended as an ironic comment on today's constant media focus on appearances and physique – and, not least, the attempts at perfecting them.