Live-performance + video work + installation
Duration: ca. 25:00 minutes
The Mirror is about narcissistic behavior. The modern (Western) society is drenched with narcissistic behavior, as are we, as are you and as am I. Some have already announced the narcissism epidemic* years ago. Psychiatry is the reflective mirror of the world we are living in and patients are the symptom carriers of a disease where the entire society will be suffering from.
The artist confronts and immerses itself in the black diseased water and wallows in reflection. The narcissism survives(?).
*Twenge, J.M., Campbell, K.W., 2009, The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, Simon & Schuster
© Video work in collaboration with EYE Film Museum, Rob Schröder
© Painting by Sam Andrea, inspired by ‘The Mirror’ by Lisette Ros and Caravaggio
© Lisette Ros