City Mirror

Aleksandra Dulic and Kenneth Newby

presented at the BELEF international performing arts festival in Belgrade, 2004.

The image in the mirror is a painting in time with the motion that occurs in front of it. The marks accumulate in layers—tracing paths with the life of the street acting the role of brush and animator’s hand. At times the mirror reflects only a stillness—refusing to reflect what moves.

The moving image [below] on the left side shows the history of peoples movement, which reveals itself as they pass by the camera. The moving body functions as a paint-brush which constructs the image. On the right all the movement is erased from the image , leaving only still objects visible.