about the project
The mirror in cinematography is a desideratum in film studies. It should not be seen as just a visual effect, interesting only from an aesthetic point of view, but for a number of other reasons. What do mirrors and/or mirrorings do? How does this technique alter the image? How does it change the space? How does it affect the relationship between the actor and the role? What are we looking at while looking in a mirror?
Is there more to this than meets the eye?
Further: what about the mirror itself – its form, its position in the room, its frame? What or whom is actually framed? What is if a mirror is broken? Can some other object also be a mirror?
These and many other questions need to be answered.
First – I let the material speak for itself. A large amount of reproductions from a wide range of films should show the sheer quantity mirrors. The next steps are essays and video essays about more concrete topics and films.