The installation Soles de Oro invests the Vieille Bourse of Lille and carries a multitude of meanings and cultural references.
An object particularly studied during the Renaissance in the discovery of other perspectives, the mirror refers here to solar iconography. Its form and power to produce rays, reflections of light and fire refer to rituals and ceremonies in pre-Hispanic myths and civilizations. Its convex shape also makes it possible to go beyond the simple reflection of reality and to borrow from mystical and mythological language. Magic objects, offerings or rituals of communication with ancestors in Amerindian cults, the mirror opens the doors of another time, another space. In an era where the individual does not stop confronting his own image through the almost universal use of the selfie, the mirror is used systematically, as a means of surveillance, of himself or of the other. Uncompromising and ambiguous, it makes it possible to see, discover, but also to monitor and be seen.
Find Betsabeé Romero’s works in the Hospice of Havré in Tourcoing through the exhibition « La route des plumes d’or ».