Scoptophilic instinct

I was going through my old works — mostly from my time in Istanbul — and decided to share a few here. 

This public installation used human voyeuristic tendencies to examine the relationship between exploring and being explored. Two mirrors are placed on the mannequin: One as the pedestal, underneath her legs and the other in between the legs, where the gaze of the spectator is most concentrated. By using the mirror underneath the mannequin’s feet, spectator has the goal to see between the legs. At the same time as the installation works a two way mirror trick, spectator ends up seeing himself in the reflection. Using such an analog tool, the relationship between the seer and the seen is compromised.

ArtworkCeren Paydas