two-way mirror


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two-way mirror

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two-way mirror

n
a half-silvered sheet of glass that functions as a mirror when viewed from one side but is translucent from the other
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Two videos projected on opposite walls show a consumer poll being conducted as researchers watch from behind a two-way mirror. It is a textbook situation that goes awry because the questions posed by the nervous woman moderating the discussion remain curiously vague, leaving the consumers confused.
Because it's normally best that the business owner remain anonymous or at least hidden from the participants to maintain objectivity, you often get to witness the focus group proceedings through a two-way mirror or view them later on a videotape.
The "art" projects documented in the exhibition - Michael Van Valkenburg's Radcliffe Ice Walls, 1988, Dan Graham's Two-Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube, 1991, Dennis Adams' Bus Shelter IV, 1987, and Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's backlit scrims for the dance performance The World Upside Down, 1990-91 - all address the complex visual interplay between viewer and object, shifting the exhibition's focus away from a strict examination of architectural form.