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Mind-Bending Installation Constructed with 1,200 Small Mirrors

If you attended the Sziget summer music festival earlier this year, then you might have seen this mind-bending installation of mirrors by Studio Nomad. The Budapest-based designers created the Mirage Pavilion which featured shiny, reflective surfaces banded together and wound around trees. Oriented to resemble diamond shapes, the temporary work created thousands of beautiful visual distortions as each piece highlighted the abstracted colors formations found on the forested island of Hajgyri in the Danube River.

Inspired by the camouflage patterns used by WWII battleships, the entire installation was constructed by hand with over 1,200 pieces of reflective plastic. They were connected by transparent cords and arranged specifically for simultaneous views of the actual and mirrored landscape. All told, the piece was over 80 feet long.

Studio Nomad website
via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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