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Seldon Yuan, Center of the Youniverse. 2011

"Center of the Youniverse" plays with ideas about vanity, narcissism, the microcosmic and the macrocosmic. Can one look at a mirror and not look at oneself even when juxtaposed and framed by a starry night sky? Do we buy into the constructed illusion that it makes, the raw parts and mechanics, but does one see that moment of criticality or does one just see what one wants to see--an image of oneself framed in the eclipse of its halo of light among stars, as a celestial body, as the center of the universe?

Design: Seldon Yuan

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