Van Eyck’s Mirror
foyer of The Jan van Eyck Academie, Academieplein 1, Maastricht
The work brings up the playful dimension of this particular space.
The architecture of the newly renovated foyer is used as a ‘model’ for making the design:
the space of the foyer of the Jan van Eyck Akademie is scaled down to a foamboard maquette; the maquette is photographed from both the front and the back; subsequently these 2 opposite views are merged into one layer. The resulting image is blown up into a photo so as to fully cover the three walls in the foyer.
The work is inspired by Foucault’s interpretation of Jan van Eyck’s painting “Arnolfini’s Wedding”, where the mirror-image is trying to escape out of the canvas.
DIMENSIONS: 513x387cm (wall 1), 697x387cm (wall 2), 404x387cm (wall 3)
MATERIALS: airtex (print on vinyl)