It looks like a large, liquid mirror, and the atmosphere it creates is transformational. Its relationship with its environment is at the essence of the piece – and the viewer is a critical element of this environment. The mirror bends, distorts, and refracts light differently based on the movement of the audience, their weight, speed and motion. In its exploration, as you make your way across the surface, the sensation is that of your feet sinking into a puddle, you encounter the deformed reflections of yourself and others around you. It’s like being in some kind of hyper-reality.
Incredibly, in the age of renderings and digital drawing, Kogan’s only approach to creating interactive and multifaceted work such as this is ‘Go. Go and make it.’ Of course, diligent research is completed, material experts are consulted, budgets are reviewed, but it’s only once the installation is complete that the piece is really seen and experienced. She says she likes surprises. Naturally there have been some bad ones, but through continuous iterations, the pieces are optimised. ‘When it comes to my work, I’m constantly saying the same thing. I’m just saying it in different ways.’ We will gladly keep listening.