Rock garden

The installation in the quarry consists of 250 mirrors mounted on ledges and walls. The mirrors are tuned to reflect sunlight onto the shaded walls of the quarry and onto the water. The artificiality of the landscape, its contemplation through mirrors and refracted light create a space similar to a Japanese rock garden. Many mirrors are installed in the shadow of the ledges, behind the stones, and reflect the quarry itself from those sides that were invisible to the viewer. The installation allows the viewer to interact with those places of the quarry that were hidden and change the usual points of view on his landscape.
Through mirrors and reflections, quarries are perceived in a new way. But it is obvious that a new form of perception of an artificial landscape is impossible without the presence and reflection of a person. The cosmos is reflected in a person, and through a mirror installation we see how the human world is reflected in a career. Over time, the quarry will be flooded and, together with the installation, will go under water, so the audience at the time of the creation of the work becomes the witness of its disappearance. The gradual flooding of the quarry will take away more and more mirrors from the viewer. Complete flooding will lead to the inability to see the reflection, to the absence of an observer and, accordingly, to the absence of human reflection.

The size of one mirror is 125 cm, the size of the entire installation is 240,000 sq.m

The work was performed within the framework of the 6th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art