Mina Zarfsaz . A Series/D . Mixed media installation . 2014-2015
In A Series I am questioning the definition of copy in re-presentational models as a set of systematic procedures in which understanding emerges from the process of perception. Here, I take on the mirror, the penultimate exemplar of the paradigm of re-presentation, to critique it. In A Series/D I am attempting to reconstitute perception and reinscribe the object’s reality. The mirror is the guarantor of re-presentation that one encounters to see a copy of himself. A Series sets up situations in which to dismantle that expectation, not to deceive the audience, but to introduce new modes of understanding.