Thursday, 9 April 2015

Black Mirror

Romain Crelier’s arresting and mind-blowing installation creates a harmonious juxtaposition of two unlikely elements, thereby breaking the boundaries of art.

Consider the Chinese philosophy concepts of yin and yang, according to which “apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and (…) they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another”. Now, bearing that in mind, think of dualities such as light and dark, fire and water, male and female which, if thought of as complementary, form dynamic systems of great harmony fuelled by the fact that everything has both yin and yang aspects.