Cathedral of Mirrors
In the 2020’s Mads Christensen (b. 1971) has distinguished himself by using materials that were not associated with fine art, such as computers, software, LED’s and electronic tolls, elevating the experience of engaging with artworks even further, guiding the viewer to experiential sensations through light, movement, form and interaction.
Cathedral of Mirrors, installed at the Winter Lights Festival in the UK, envelops viewers in a three-dimensional field of light where they themselves become part of the expression: From the very literal reflections off of the beveled surfaces of the structure to the more abstract mirroring that occurs when viewers’ movements are picked up by sensors and reflected in the sequences of light that are generated algorithmically in real-time. The art reflects the viewer and the viewer reflects the art.