OffendingCommandAn interview with the the artist, Felix Miroirs, edited for clarity.

Can you tell us about your art?

FM: No; I am not an artist.

Then why are you here?

I don’t know.

Do you produce artistic work?

I am more akin to a forensic technician; I lift beauty off of the world — as one lifts fingerprints off of a surface, yet more or less delicately — and collect it in mind or matter.

Can you say more about this “lifting” process?

All that is beautiful rots. Seek out corruption and decay. Look away from the perpetual luminance and adjust your eye to inconstant flickering.

What is an example of work created this way?

I affect waves; they fall quickly back into the substrate to form future immaterial fashions. Allow me to quote late-Romantic critic Bristol Lacun’s pamphlet L’art et le Changement: “In the mirror of the painting’s frame the viewer glimmers and vanishes. If the lifespan of the artistic perception is curtailed so shortly, why while away oneself with the laborious fabrication of trinkets so permanent?”

What are you working on now?

Tearing apart spacetime to construct strange new forms, as usual. Additionally, I am unearthing alchemical codices on cryptocratic governance structures for corporate persons.

What are your media of choice?

Ancient ruins, virtual particles, sodomy

Who are some of your inspirations?

Basil Hallward, Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Riehl

Where can we see more of your work?

Through the flux, in some clouds, or after a dream

Thanks, Felix.

And for there is to whose we know these use to whom.


-Gabe Wexler, class of 2019