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Self Portrait

Guy Sherwin
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.

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

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