“Mirror, mirror on the wall… Yikes! There are five of me.No it’s not incredible vanity, I’m surrounded by myself because I’m part of an interactive artwork that reinterprets Henri Matisse’s seminal painting, Dance II, which depicts five figures dancing in a circle.
The interactive sculpture of the same name is by London-based designer Maxence Parache. It invites you to step a central chamber containing the two huge mirrors. “X” marks the spot, and as you approach it, the sculpture comes alive, projecting a storm of blue and white light onto your body. Looking up, you see four reflections of yourself. Your body makes five, the number of dancers in Matisse’s original.”
Kat Austen, CultureLab editor, The New Scientist