Published in 2019 on JQ
The mirror is a reification of the Doppelgänger, because he is invisible himself, almost immate- rial. The surroundings enter the guileless visual field and establish unsought connections or make the viewer a participant of the work with his own reflection. For Quist however, the mirror must not have its usual shape of a large rectangle or full circle. “By removing parts
of the reflective surface the image is fragmented. That makes the interactive qualities of the mirror more exciting. It is no longer a mirrored image as we know with the standard frame on the wall, but a composition of two realities just about the same”.
The Doppelgänger directs me to my associations and analogies, not as a reference, more as
a retrospect. And precisely those associations and analogies show me that network in which each artwork is made and interpreted and from which my perspective is derived, and the manner of looking which I am accustomed to of looking at what is termed art, in spaces tending to exhibit art. Above all it shows me the frames of reference in which I am enveloped in and from which I reason.