Chat Table

Form: Interactive Installation

 

Date: 2014 - 2015

  

This project discusses self-conscious and self-awareness during a social and interpersonal activity, which is chatting. This installation can place either outdoor or indoor. I used a “patio bistro set”, which come with one chat table and two chairs, and have a double-sided portraits size mirrors fixed on the table. Each side of the mirror faces directly to one chair. Therefore, anyone sit on the chair cannot avoid the mirror and their own face reflection when are talking to the other person. The participants experience a chat with knowing how their own faces look like during the conversation. This setting did interrupt the conversation in different ways, often time the topics of their conversations has been affected and changed to the participants’ own appearances.