'The egg in homage to Hegel' Projector, Digital SLR Camera, Mirror, large format latex print on canvas.

This work was shown as part of a group exhibition in 12 churches in the city of Novara, Italy. The image was created using optical feedback (camera/monitor relationship), adding a third mirror to reflect the infinite relationship that occurs between those 2 mirrors. The original light source can be extinguished once the feedback has started and in the absence of friction or other interference, the light will continue to travel infinitely. 

Critical Text: Andrea Del Guercio

La riflessione di partenza è l’esistenza di un tramite, sorta di corrente retroattiva, fra noi e Dio, rintracciabile nell’assunto secondo cui l’uomo sarebbe il riflesso dell’imago divina. Dio è la sorgente spirituale e naturale dell’umanità: generatore di una discendenza che non abitando più nel tempo mitico ha smarrito la consapevolezza di tale legame e perciò s’è inconsciamente separata, a livello mentale, da lui; a livello della nostra vita terrena invece si è protratto il suo segno nei tratti fisiognomici che i nostri padri biologici ci hanno trasmesso.Il soggetto d’indagine dell’opera è l’atto di questa riflessione, configurata attraverso tre specchi che si riflettono all’infinito. Gibson sceglie di posizionarli perfettamente paralleli e dotarli di un proprio fuoco luminoso; quando il visitatore si troverà con lo sguardo all’interno dello spazio definito dall’artista noterà la luce riverberare all’infinito. 

The work has a scientific basis, referencing the laws of physics to create a consideration of the existence of a channel, a sort of retroactive current, between us and god (a thought that can be traced back to the assumption that man is the reflection of the divine image). The assumed spiritual and natural source of mankind: god, the generator of an offspring that no longer dwelling in mythical times has lost the awareness of the connection and so has become unconsciously separate, at the mental level, whilst at the level of earthly life a mark has remained in the physiognomic features that the biological fathers have passed down. The subject of the enquiry in the work is the act of this reflection, configured through three mirrors, one opposite the other, that are then reflected to infinity. Gibson positions the light between them perfectly parallel so as when one gazes inside the space an endlessly reverberating light is defined.