Art lovers and Instagrammers have a new reason to head to the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. Mirror Mirror is a temporary sound-responsive interactive public art installation on display in Waterfront Park at the foot of King Street from March through November 2019. During the day, step inside the 25-foot diameter, eight-foot tall art installation and be bathed in rainbow-hued as you pose for the perfect photo. As the sun sets, dance, play and sing inside and around the artwork and enjoy the interactive light show. Visitors can share their images of the artwork on social media by using the hashtag #mirrormirrorALX.
Mirror Mirror is a site-specific temporary installation by SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio led by artist and architect Michael Szivos, and is the first in an annual series of temporary public art installations in the park presented by the City of Alexandria's Office of the Arts. The artwork draws inspiration from the prismatic lens used at Alexandria’s historic Jones Point Lighthouse—the Fresnel lens, considered the most advanced lens technology of the 1800s. Two original Fresnel lenses can be viewed at Alexandria’s History Museum at The Lyceum.