Vacant Mirror

Mini DV film, black-and-white and Color, 5 min, 2003

 

Vacant Mirror is made up of shots depicting the relationship to otherness through the specular image. The film is a double projection (simultaneous) on two screens. The process provokes a dialogue between the sequences; first around formal analogies based on an optical inversion giving the illusion of a “mirrored” projection, then, this illusion shattering, formal inconsistencies lead the film towards narrative analogies. So rather than a double projection, these are two films screened side by side, inseparable from each other and interweaving. The twin function of the process emphasizes the indispensable complementarity of the two screens, and the irrevocable isolation that the images provoke.