This series plays with the mundane experience of seeing ourselves in a mirror. We look into a mirror with the assumption that what we see is a true and undistorted reflection of who we are.

Thus the mirror is presumed to portray the Self that others encounter when they gaze into one’s own face. The reflection becomes a means of assessment of how others perceive us, of our (social) acceptability and (embodied) beauty – or lack thereof.

In the mirrored reflection the one gazing into the face is simultaneously the one gazed at and has a depth of intimacy with the subject of the gaze that no other has: she knows of triumphs and failures; she knows of authenticity and hypocrisy; she knows of truths and the lies. This intimacy cannot but condition the way the face is perceived.

The assumption that the mirror positions us into the place of the other is invalid.

The veracity of what we perceive must be interrogated.

The integrity of the mirrored reflection must be broken.

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