The Castle

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle

The Castle

Infinity Mirror Box with Video Monitors by David Gladden, Fulton Gallery at Salisbury University, Spring 2015

The Castle is a light, video, and mirror sculpture in the shape of an imperfect cube.  On the outside, the Castle has the appearance of a typical, Minimalist, metallic, silver cube sculpture.  But the Castle is not a cube but a box.  It is a container with a gift (a surprise) inside.  The box includes a portal, an entrance for your head.  It is a frame within a frame; you enter the gallery space with your entire body, but the box will only accept your head.  Inside the box are programmable LED lights, a live-feed surveillance camera, and a hexagonal arrangement of mirrors.  On the right hand side of the box is a peep-hole that allows for the full effect of the mis-en-abyme.  All around the box are video monitors that display the live feed camera in various time lags.   The Castle is an exploration of mimetic engulfment, as well as a comment on consumerism, vanity, mass production, image, and displacement.