The mirror has also long fascinated Melbourne installation artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney who studied the reflective glass’ recurrence as a motif in art, performance and cinema when designing their geometric wonderland.
"From the outside, it doesn't give much away. We wanted it to have a sense of being a house, a big ominous structure, the house on the hill. Mirror mazes are a whole metaphor for life. Every moment in life is coming to a point where you make a decision about where to go next,” Wagstaff says.
Navigating through the 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of glass, each person’s experience of the giant open-air House of Mirrors will differ depending on the time of day they take their journey and the weather conditions at the time. Children, parents, Instagrammers, selfie-takers and anyone who wants to take a good, long look at themselves will enjoy House of Mirrors.
House of Mirrors
Festival Playground, Silo Park, Corner of Jellico and Beaumont Street, Auckland
Thursday 8 to Sunday 25 March 2018
Weekdays 4:00pm to 10:00pm & Weekends 10:00am to 10:00pm.
House of Mirrors is a rain, hail or shine outdoor event.
Mirrors may cause disorientation. You should also prepare yourself for getting lost.
Tickets: $12.50 per person available on the day at the festival playground.
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