So, being there in the room (just Rob and I) was so much more provocative. The female robot's eyeballs instantly locked ours and made the whole experience so penetrative.
The Doug Wheeler at Zwirner was just beautiful. I purposefully avoided reading anything about this particular installation before we turned up. Once we had our shoe covers on, the effect of the opening to the lit room was bizarre - it didn't feel as though such a huge cavern existed on the other side. Only that it was an intensional trick of the eye; a mere projected light form on a flat surface. Stepping 'into the world' felt as crazy as stepping into a reflection.
The ever so subtle camber on either side of the rooms horizon tranquilly replicated that of the earth. Honestly, this was just so beautiful. Beautifully sic-fi and familiarly human at the same time.