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Through the Wall

After the many positive reactions to my photos of the Chinese wall of Song Dong, we have to go inside quickly.

While the exterior is a truly impenetrable wall made up of the hundreds of windows and doors that the artist Song Dong collected from the old walled Hutong neighbourhoods in Beijing, the inside of the wall gives the illusion of infinity.

The interior, covered with mirrors, not only reflects the hundreds of different lamps in the installation, but also the visitor sees his own appearance reflected endlessly in the work.

We recognize the frames of the windows and doors, but these are all provided with reflective glass. The ceiling and floor are also made of mirrored glass, creating an infinite reflection.
Hundreds of different lamps hang close to each other on the ceiling, making it seem as if we are in the cosmos with stars, nebulae, supernovas and black holes on all sides.
The result is amazing as I will show in this and the following TE post.

Today we focus on the window frames and their endlessly mirroring windows. We can already see something of the effect of the lamps, especially in the third photo, but I will zoom in on that in my next presentation.


■ Picture 1: ◄ Endless Frames ►


■ Picture 2: ◄ Framed Selfie ►


■ Picture 3: ◄ Inside the Wall ►


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