Sabine Marcelis

part of the exhibition Clock. Light. Mirror.


Real Virtuality
Studio Sabine Marcelis's Deux mirrors consists of two self-reflecting, semi-translucent mirrors that are held in place by a high-polished colour block. The two elements offer a shift in perspective by create diverse intersections of the architectural space. Juxtaposed within a historically decadent space, these engineered surfaces aim to show that contrary to popular belief, contemporary buildings need not lack a sense of romanticism in their build-up.

Clock. Light. Mirror.
The premise of the show is seemingly simple: A clock, a light, and a mirror. As a product grouping, these three serviceable objects could not be more commonplace. Yet the clock, light and mirror are persistent subjects of experimentation and remediation by contemporary makers. The design practices of Commonplace Studio, Teresa van Dongen and Studio Sabine Marcelis bring three new examples to a long list, but also aim to argue why the clock, light, and mirror are in a class of their own. While their ubiquity in daily life has normalised their inherent powers, there is no doubt that time, illumination, and reflection remain powerful concepts to contemplate.

Supported by
Creative Industries Fund NL