Exchange of Views

2006

The tradition of hanging net curtains at windows interferes with the two-way exchange of looking out and looking in, controlling curiosity and privacy, and interrupting the gaze to the screen of fabric.   The idea of Exchange of Views was to create a spectacle of the very thing that is meant to deny one. It is about the act of looking into a mirror and through lace curtains. The fragments don’t provide a whole reflected image, but by walking past, it is possible to see a more complete one, as each reflection is connected with the next ones.

Photography: Phil Sayer