The work Shooting Practice is comprised by a black and white photograph and a mirror; the image is reversed left-to-right in the reflection in the mirror, which creates the optimal illusion of the viewer shooting themselves with a gun. The artist uses the act of shooting as a metaphor for the photographic act and its inherent violence, while the reflection in the mirror reveals another dimension where photography is separated from reality.
About Cai Dongdong
Chinese, b. 1978, Tianshu, Gansu province, China, based in Beijing, China