the dandies

GAZE used to connote that which is gazed at, as well as the action of gazing.

‘The Dandies’ point to the doubleness involved in the construction of identity.  From within, they present an amplified and intensified self-image, whilst from without they fragment and disperse the viewer’s presence and form a reflective and protective carapace.

Combining the hands-on craft of tiffany lamp-making with the distancing institutional aesthetics of one-way mirror glass, ‘The Dandies’ have a doubleness both as an object, and as a fragmented image that reflects, distorts and reshapes its context.

‘‘The dandy [is] an actor playing himself […]
He observes his image in order to modify it.’’
– Sabine Melchior-Bonnet