Lauren Fensterstock, Scrying at VOLTA NY 2017


The installation is comprised of a large cabinet on the west wall of the stand, housing a series of handheld black glass objects that, when held up as a mirror, reflect an unnaturally large human in relation to the world around him. A series of rubber, glass and chrome wall pieces reflect and refract with black mouthblown glass mirrors. Viewed through today’s lens of “selfie culture”, we see man’s continued struggle to hold dominance over nature and the natural world. Ultimately, mirrors provide a space for the viewer’s own interpretation. Scrying will offer the visitor an opportunity to examine the cultural precedents that influence and shape our current worldviews; Fensterstock presents an opportunity to look out, beyond, and within.