In 2006, artist Kimsooja created this stunning installation called To Breathe – A Mirror Woman located in Madrid’s Buen Retiro Park. Palacio de Cristal or Crystal Palace is a former greenhouse built in 1887 made almost entirely of glass.
From the artist:
Outside light filters through the glass of the pavilion and reflects off the diffraction film. It diffuses into rainbow spectrums, transforming the external panorama seen from within the palace. The resulting effect is that the entire structure as well as the rays of colour reflecting off the mirrored floor. Natural light, colour, and sound are all ethereal elements within the empty space. The artist’s breathing from the performance, The Weaving Factory, bounces off the mirrors and fills the entire building to intermix with it, breaking down barriers of inside and outside, self and other, and reality and fantasy.