JANE MULFINGER: Lost For Words, 1991
186 2nd-hand engraved spectacles, glass, spotlights, latex, 36'x12'x6"
Flaxman Gallery, London
A collection of texts; a turn-of-the-century experience of the Swiss Alps, a contemporary sighting of the solar eclipse, a first-hand account of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs, and a religious vision, are etched word by word onto the surface of the used prescription eyeglass lenses from the inside. Bright spotlights create strong shadows underneath the glass shelves, arranged in paragraph fashion.