Kai is a wall installation by the Polish artist Jerzy Goliszewski.
Kai was intended as a hermeneutic answer to H.Ch. Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”.
The form of the installation has been inspired by structures – such as the crumbling sheet of ice, the cracked ground or the rough surface of a congealed lava river – created by the destructive natural forces. But also the common sight of a cracked layer of paint or peeling plaster shows the passage of time which transforms the original shapes, giving them a completely new look.
The work refers to the mirror which, as the fairy tale tells, broke into pieces distortioning the world and making it hideous and absurd.
found at whitezine