Mirrors are a virtual reality system. They are two-dimensional objects that reconstruct and reflect the three-dimensional world assisting the brain to differentiate between the "self" and the "other," revealing truths as well as fictions.
Johanna Brooks utilization of mirrors is essential, investigating oneself through the body, the site of countless narratives. Used as a metaphor, Brooks' mirror explores the blurred line between private and public space in addition to displacement and self-awareness- encouraging her audience to be acutely aware of themselves and those around them. Her focus on social constructs captures vulnerability, identity, and empathy. Johanna Brooks' current exhibition Speculum employs two-way mirrors, enhancing the idea of awareness through confrontation.