A Reflection Of a Poetic Encounter (2011)

pictures: Ilka Theurich

I was getting down the stairs which are leading to the Kaikukuja in Kallio, Helsinki. I walked backwards and I used mirror as a tool to see where I was going. My legs were shaking and walking felt very difficult and unsure. I landed to the street, I crossed the street and I saw people's reflections from the mirror. I tried to get closer to a familiar girl, but she escaped from me. At the same time when I was trying to reach that girl by looking her from my mirror and walking backwards a blind man came to the scene.