Collaboration with Behrang Behin and Temple Simpson
Mirror Mirror takes advantage of the unique characteristics of Art City Austin to create a new type of gallery – a highly configurable indoor/outdoor art environment which removes the barriers between art and the public, while incorporating the spirit of the people, the artists, and the city into the architecture. It is simple, economical, transportable, highly customizable, exuberant, and accessible to all. It can be configured either as a single unit or a field of art pavilions. When the fair is closed, each pavilion stands as a mirrored cube, absorbing and reflecting the surrounding city – inviting intrigue and interaction, with only seams to hint at what lies within. When the fair opens, so does Mirror Mirror, with carefully selected cut-outs pivoting outward to create particular spaces for display of all different types of art, as well as doorways, windows, canopies, and benches – inviting the activity of the street in, while projecting the artwork out. The street and the gallery become one.