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1000 DOORS


1000 DOORS is the sibling of the optical illusion maze House of Mirrors, created by the Australian artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney.

After going through the installation last Friday night, I had the pleasure of speaking with Christian. He told me how he had been collecting material for years before beginning this project and that he had always been fascinated by the idea of a labyrinth. He was inspired by the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose with some of his material being sourced from friends and some old black and white photos coming from opshops.

I felt that there was a multitude of doors, some with windows or gateways throughout this labyrinth. As I went through I heard a mix of opinions from fellow observers - some talking loudly about how there can't be a thousand doors, or sharing their wonder about the emotions that the experience had given them. A combination of eerie sounds, strange knocking and phones ringing composed by Tamil Rogeon make for a thrilling and uneasy experience that I can only describe as 'spooky'! I dare you to look and find all of the 1000 DOORS and here is a hint to help you find my favourite door - listen for the knocking.

1000 DOORS will be in Aotea Square till early Feb.

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