IKARUS

IKARUS

2017

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space blanket, steel, electronic parts, motor

The light and the mirror are often used as a metaphor for human consciousness. Interestingly, these two symbols are related. Concretely in the process of self-reflection. This represents a paradox. Reflection presupposes the presence of a reflector and a reflected and the spatial separation of both. Yet, it does seem to be a faculty of the human mind. Analogous to the increasing heat of the sun, which causes the soaring of the Icarus to end in disaster, the increasing vibration of the membrane leads to a blurring of the mirror image and to the loss of the clear reflection of the own self.

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