Screen Studies is an ongoing study of a repeated cinematic trope where a female-identifying subject appears doubled, reflected or mirrored in the film frame. Often constrained by the fetishism of cinematic language the doubled women appear in reflected windows, double exposures or looking into vanity mirrors. Positioned in a moment of vulnerability or defiance the act of looking back reflects the voyeurism inherent in the constructed image. Here redrawn as screenshots which include the lens of the screen, toggle bars, search buttons, mouse cursers and timecodes this series reflects how these representations transpire and translate.
Laura Hindmarsh | Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019
June 26, 2021