These huge window-walls create a play of reflection and transmission of light according to the daylight's character. Shifts in its direction, quality and intensity create moments when the gaze's play with itself becomes apparent ... From the outside, the tremendous reflectivity of the glass wall can screen the interior from view behind a mirror image of the surrounding landscape ... From within, in daytime, the landscape is intensely introjected while remaining immured behind glass ... Within the house, the occupant engages in a complex game with nature and with day itself.
Discernible opens this week in our studio building – I'll be showing one of my Risograph prints of the aviary and a first, 2-minute edit of the 8mm footage.
Dan Graham, Two-Way Mirror Power, 1999
David Seamon & Robert Mugerauer, Dwelling, Place & Environment: Towards a Phenomenology of Person and World, 1985/2000
Anita Berrizbeitia, Linda Pollak, Inside Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape, 1999