A normal mirror shows you your true version of yourself, maybe even confronts you with that truth. But what if a mirror can show you a different version of that same truth? What do you recognize from the fragments in the mirror? What will happen when you see a version of yourself you didn’t think existed? Is that new version maybe the true you or just another part of your fragmented identity? Dare to look at yourself from a different perspective, maybe you’ll see yourself as a new person.
These questions are asked through three wearable sculptures made from a reflecting material. Each of these objects distorts and warps the visitor’s self-image in a new and constantly changing way. Inviting the visitor’s to look closer to themselves. The objects themselves are undefinable in their essence. They are bag, but you can’t carry anything with them. They are art sculptures but can be worn as a bag. And they are mirror’s but don’t depict a pure reflection. Through redefying what an objects is, or could be, the same is being done with definition of one’s identity.
About the maker:
Wout Peeters is an ‘autonomous designer’. He creates work with a great fascination with this concept called ‘self’. Taking inspiration from fashion, he explores in different ways what identity can mean. Through a combination of textile and sculpture Wout Peeters creates work that sits between art and design.