Dan Graham

Sperone Westwater Fischer

The installation Opposing Mirrors and Video Monitors on Time Delay is by far the more suggestive of Dan Graham’s two new works. Opposite walls of a room are mounted with mirrors; facing each mirror are a monitor and video camera. The system is looped, each camera linked with the monitor on the opposite side of the room on an eight-second delay. Wait 16 seconds and your image, bounced off the mirror on the far wall and rerouted back, will be returned to you, slightly the worse for wear. If you sprint to the other side of the room you’ll just have time to catch your first-generation image turning to run to the room’s other side. But once that option’s been exhausted to your satisfaction, you find yourself right where Graham wants you: in front of a camera and monitor, examining the mental sparkgap created by a few feet and 16 seconds between self and image. (The relative closeness of the

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