Alexandra Dementieva

Mirror's Memory
Alexandra DEMENTIEVA takes part in the group exhibition On My Way in Venice with her interactive video installation ‘Mirror’s Memory’ (2003). This installation explores the link between representation and memory as mediated by new technology inviting viewers to experience a reflected self at the will of a machine.

As a visual representation of the self, the screen presents itself to the viewer as a mirror of sorts, yet the relationship between the viewer and the mirror self is forever mediated by the computer that stands between the individual and her image. As the viewer steps toward the screen, her own image may be replaced by a residual recording of a past viewer or viewers, as the computer randomly projects mirror selves on the wall. As the projected image disappears and reappears at the will of the machine, the distance between the self and the image is reinforced and reexamined through the power of the gaze.

The exhibition opens today and runs until 5 July 2015 at Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Zattere, Dorsoduro 1392, 30123 Venice.

Open Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 8 PM

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