- Do you have any information regarding the people depicted in this work?
No, we do not know exactly who the people depicted in this piece are, but this is part of the content of the work--that the people portrayed are anonymous (with their backs to us, wearing unassuming clothing). In passing in front of the work and/or contemplating it, we become part of it. It is part performance, part painting!
What is this about?
This artist has made a whole series of works on mirrors. I see you took that shot without your own reflection -- but did you see yourself in it when you first walked up to the work?
Yes I did. I was mostly trying to understand why the Atwood people on the mirror were looking "away from" me. Or perhaps it is that they are actually looking back at me through the reflection?
The artist is playing with the boundaries between a work if art and the person looking at it. We can't help becoming part of this work when we look directly at it.
Regarding your question, we could probably interpret it either way. Either we and they are part of the same audience -- or -- maybe they are facing inward so that they can look at you.