Vacant Possession Portrait of a Village
details i-iv 2011
Maison Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France
These images, including two details, describe an assortment of mirrors lent for the period of the exhibition ‘Vacant Possession Portrait of a Village’ in 2011 at La Maison Dora Maar. The House is named after the artist who lived and worked here. Each of the mirrors has been chosen and lent by a person local to the small village of Ménerbes, in response to a leaflet distributed throughout the community. Each mirror reflects and frames the shape and character of another caused by refracted light; their usual reflection of a person or thing is absent as each mirror becomes host to that of an unknown neighbour. This work is about transition and movement within a community and how this effects a future which is contingent on the past. A short video has been produced from photos made of the work while it was being documented.