Nothing to Hide
We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. (Stanislav Lem)
Nothing keeps us so thoroughly from illusions as a look in the mirror. (Aldous Huxley)
In his group of works Mirror, Manfred Wakolbinger devotes himself to the soul by giving it shelter. His mirrors are inserted in the cavities of the sculptural bodies so that they not reflect room or onlooker, but their own inside. This inward gaze is self-referential; it holds onto itself and does not permit the world to subdue it. Instead, it empowers its own innermost being.