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TRISTAN AND ISOLDE

The mirrored object generates multiplied gazes of the object on one plane, functioning as a simultaneous intersection of present and past, which is so typical of cubism. Cubism makes the medium a message (M.McLuhan). In the Tristan and Isolde myth, the love potion mirrors a variety of signifiers that trigger projections: Isolde sees the potion as death, Tristan as reconciliation, Brangæna as truth. For Tristan and Isolde the message of the potion is hidden and invisible. Although the magic potion extends the space of love, their love is too big for this world. In the exhibit itself, the translucency is simultaneously put on display, similar to Tristan’s “crystal chamber compact of roses and the morning” where he invites Isolde.