Folding Screen


interactive installation

timber, vinyl, screews

240 x 150 cm
© Aliona Kostyukova

Folding Screen is a structure made of several frames. Each of the frames contains a pivot door with a specular surface on either side of it. Viewers can go inside the installation, open any of the “doors” or keep them closed. The vinyl surface reflects and distorts images of viewers', other artworks, its own interior. At the same time, it is a proper folding screen, as it separates space in half: the one inside and the one outside of it.

While standing inside the installation with all the doors closed one can notice how different the sounds are, one's eyes get used to the softness of the reflection. When one leaves the space in a while, they can feel a striking contrast between the interior of the Folding Screen and reality.