Exhibitionists

Meet the sculptor creating otherworldly optical illusions that let you look into infinity

Lights, mirrors and floating staircases: Toronto artist Camille Jodoin-Eng's dazzling work feels like peering into an architectural sci-fi abyss.

Camille Jodoin-Eng's dazzling work is all about lights, mirrors and floating staircases

Camille Jodoin-Eng brings us into her studio to see how she constructs her imaginative works of art 3:38

Looking into one of Camille Jodoin-Eng's illuminated devices is like peering into an architectural sci-fi abyss. Each sculpture is its own world of glowing symbols and reflections that seem to endlessly expand to infinity. When you see one of her pieces, you can't help but question how these small microcosms made of mirrors, acrylic tubes and lights create artificial dimensions.

In this video, Jodoin-Eng takes us into her Toronto studio to give us a glimpse of how she carefully constructs her works of art, and then invites us into the Gladstone Hotel's Art Hut for an inside look at her exhibition, Plaza.

Watch Exhibitionists on Friday nights at 12:30am (1am NT) and Sundays at 3:30pm (4pm NT) on CBC Television.

About the Author

Mercedes Grundy has been producing videos for CBC Arts and Exhibitionists since 2015. She is a unabashed Leonardo DiCaprio enthusiast with an educational background in photography, and produces film and theatre when not busy here at the CBC. And while her love for the arts does not discriminate, she openly acknowledges she is a horrible dancer.

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