Mine Mirror

Mine Mirror is a two-part site-specific installation in the Computer Lab of the Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center at New Mexico State University, consisting of a three-dimensional arrangement of 107 mirrors in screen format and a text wall.

The university’s knowledge, the digital archive uploaded by the students and stored on 100 hard drives, was transformed into mirror elements using urban mining and vacuum evaporation, a process used for producing telescopic mirrors for example. The monitor-sized, metal-coated plates are arranged in 6 different angles so that the users of the Computer Lab can see each other in the elements of the three-dimensional mirror structure. As an echo, the file names of the submitted digital content fill an endless list on a monumental text wall in an adjacent corridor.

Mine Mirror is a collaboration between Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld and Zeller & Moye.

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