Footnote 41: MIRROR WALK
Vision reflected in Grandpa's shaving mirror held at arms length. A playfully 1 hour across familiar territory; my home to my office.
Months of thinking prior; I need 'performative confidence' or the ability to answer "that's weird - are you weird?" with a "no,... this is a legitimate experiment" to enable.
I'm not really sure why I'm doing this. I think something will happen. For a while I've been interested in the idea of circular reflections; what is 180˚ behind that which is centrally in front, yet obscured. A circle cut in the future showing the past, perhaps.
Below/Right: Stills I particularly think are interesting from 1202 taken.
The ‘Rules’; Keep walking. Shoot a frame at least every 30 seconds. Take the familiar route. Have fun with it. Don’t force any preconceptions onto the experiment - treat it as a new thing. Review the images and process after, critically.
I have thoughts of being new to this city and dislocated from home. I never considered this in this experiment previous to actioning. I am here, but I am not - there is a gap. I try to force myself into the city but it is just an image of me. This is a bigger post-realisation than I expected, I had thought that this experiment would simply challenge my previous perception of the urban.
It’s probable that the aesthetic describes this feeling better that the verbal. I leave the images to discuss;