THE MIRRORBOX
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INSTALLATION
DOCUMENTARY
PERFORMANCE
RESEARCH STUDY

The Mirrorbox is an ongoing investigation into shared identity. The device provides an intimate space for two people at a time. After putting their heads into a futuristic helmet, the participants stand face to face and observe their features blending together in real time. When used repeatedly or for long durations, this illusion of sharing a face can produce an embodied feeling of Empathy.

This installation prompted a scientific study in collaboration with graduate students at USC's Center for Brain and Creativity Institute. 



PRESS



AWARDS

  • Top Prize at WRO Media Arts Biennial
  • People's Choice Poster Award at the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society
  • ARC Completion Grant

SELECTED EXHIBITION HISTORY

2019 After Dark at The Exploratorium, San Fransisco, CA

2018 "Hyperobjects," Curated by Laura Copelin and Timothy Morton, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX

2017 MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA

2017  "NADA NYC," Skylight Clarkson North, NY, NY

2015  "Bouillants No. 7: Gender," Bouillants Art Center, Vern-Sur-Seiche, France

2011 WRO 14th Media Art Biennale, National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

2011 "Sans Vous, Rien Ne Se Fera," Mains D’Ouevres, Saint-Ouen, France