Beware the Audience

Images confer life on the medium they’re painted or projected on, because the mind that views them looks to see itself, which it is familiar with from its days as a living part of savannah environments.

nighthawks

Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942

The effects are universal, with a twist.

P1820595

Vernon, British Columbia

The twist is that when surrogates for bodies, as all things of use made by people are, are reflected where a viewer expects to see itself, the viewer takes on their form, and becomes an artifice.

church

Kennewick, Washington

And artifices see artifice in nothingness.

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