WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Wacky Rooms
Sometimes what you see is NOT what you get. Check out the following photos for an excellent example of the truth behind this statement.
It’s made entirely of one-way glass! No one can see you from the outside, but when you are inside it’s like sitting in a clear glass box! Now would you…COULD YOU….?
The concept of how we react to “seeing but not being seen” was put to the test by Monica Bonvicini in December 2003, when her work (entitled “Don’t Miss A Sec”) was installed at a construction site across the road from London’s Tate Britain museum. Bonvicini’s creation is a public toilet enclosed within reflective glass walls that allow the user to see out but prevent those outside from seeing in. It’s an exhibit that challenges whether we adapt to the idea of being able to view others passing in close proximity to us while we engage in an activity which we don’t want them to view.
Here’s another one. Imagine you are at a party on the 10th floor, and then you have to visit the bathroom. You open the door…
Kinda takes your breath away, doesn’t it? Would you be able to use this bathroom? Or would you open the door and then shut it in disbelief?
Thanks to Megan Knight for submitting this information.
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