“Mirror of Infinity″ is a visual digital interactive installation uniting viewers together in the exploration journey of thus what is perceived as local in the context of cosmic and celestial, while collecting traces of their activity. Spectators can communicate with the site specific to the area of the exposition art work via SMS messages. The result of that communication is visible on the projections / big screens on which “Mirror of Infinity″ is manifested. By interacting with the installation viewers area able to record their individual presence on the artwork while revealing stars configured in such a way as they are on the sky above exhibition’s geographical location and discovering their location neighborhood, district or city. Those who participated are rewarded by individual messages sent back to them from the artwork.
Installation starts with the visual projection of the dark image of a map of the city where exhibition takes place, onto the wall of the gallery. Through very clearly provided instructions viewers are asked to participate by sending a text message from their mobile phones.
Once sent, the content of the message appears on the projected picture, activating at the same time an image of the star, gradually lighting up on the screen.
In return participants receive messages from the artwork with short information about celestial bodies they have just lighten up and some fact about the history, culture and heritage of the place. The configuration of all of the stars mirrors the real configuration of the celestial map above the city where the exhibition takes place.
Interactive installations: “Mirror of Infinity″ encourage both social interaction and audience participation through the deployment of new technologies. It represents collective presence depicted visually as a consequence of the participation of viewers, where the visual manifestation depends on the viewers’ activity.
"Mirror of Infinity" had been developed in 3 subsequent versions and so the development and exhibition of "Mirror of Infinity 3.0" was supported by Arts Council England.