Painting Mirror

Ellen Nickles

Move the pieces and assemble your reflections in this interactive Cubist mirror. How many ways can you put yourself together?


In real life and in digital spaces, we offer multiple versions of ourselves for numerous reasons. Painting Mirror plays with this idea and proposes continuous ways of seeing and presenting yourself. Using dual camera angles and the open source software, Processing, video reflections are fragmented, resized, duplicated, and scattered across the surface. The pieces blend together and moving them paints the screen anew. The impulse might be to reassemble your image into a whole, but can you?


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