Reflecting / Projecting

A series of images taken in museums (below is the Louvre in Paris, France). I find it interesting to watch the reflections of people in the glass cases that hold objects in a museum, it seems to me to represent the museum system itself, with our personal and cultural self-perceptions interceding with the objects on display. We are incapable of looking at the objects through the eyes of the people who used them, and often, we don’t even notice that we project our own meaning onto them. Our culture, like the glass, is invisible to us, except for certain angles, and we can easily forget the influence that it has on our perceptions.


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February 28, 2011