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Self Portrait

Guy Sherwin
1975
8mins black & white sound Sound 16mm
2 screen live performance (document only)

Self Portrait

A live performance with film projected life-size onto a wall. The artist/performer interacts with his on-screen image; real objects conflict with their same-size illusions.

Images from 2 projectors create an illusory adjoining space. In one screen the image of a chair, in the other the image of a mirror. The real mirror and chair are placed against the opposite screens. A visual dialogue takes place between myself and my recorded image, in a series of illusion-breaking devices such as switching on photoflood lights, freezing the projectors, and throwing the chair across the room.
G.S.

For two 16mm projectors with magnetic sound, lights, chair, mirror and performer.

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