corner reflector

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corner reflector

1. A device, normally consisting of three metallic surfaces or screens perpendicular to one another, designed to act as a radar target or marker.
2. In radar interpretation, an object which, by means of multiple reflections from smooth surfaces, produces a radar return of greater magnitude than might be expected from the physical size of the object.
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For a particularly literal example, take the exhibition's sole truly three-dimensional work, a twenty-one-by-thirty-one-by-seven-inch white box, open just slightly on one side and featuring a corner mirror that reflects a miniature painting by Quaytman--depicting Dan Graham's 1976 installation Public Space/Two Audiences, as it appears in a well-circulated photograph taken by Rorimer--tucked nearly out of sight.
Munson called this installation The Garden, a title that certainly echoed the predominant floral motif, as well as the video loop of a fertile garden that was reflected in a corner mirror.
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