Life is full of duality: resting reflection and active forward movement. “The Portals” take you on an inward journey of reflection to navigate your path to the future.
A dazzling LED display plays with the eye, questioning reality and perspective. The use of mirrors and light will allow you to see yourself… and where you’re going.
Where will they take you?
Florentine Farms was proud to debut The Portals in June 2018 at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan. This piece is a reflection and progression. A look into oneself to progress further down the path.
During the day, The Portals were a mirror finish, reflecting from their place in the ground the faces of forest dwellers as the canopy swayed above. A time to reflect, look at yourself, look at your friends, look at the forest. A shimmering awning, protecting Sherwood travelers. As day transitions into night, something magical happens, reflection becomes knowledge and forward momentum propels you into the nether below. The mirrored disks light up from within and creates a portal into the ground. Tricks to perception make the disks appear to descend into the abyss, like an infinity mirror. This change allows you to experience both reflection and progression. In the same place, we can both reflect about our lives and think about the future.