Paula Fairfield

1993, 19:00 minutes, colour


Mirage (MIRror imAGE) searches for identity and self image in the disassembled and fragmented female body, the technologized self. The installation utilizes an exploded videodisk-based video wall and surround sound to explore the theme spatially. The video work explores the issue temporally, incorporating implicit narrative elements as a contextualizing device.

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Critical Writing

Paper Trail: (Re)viewing Lines in the Sand and Other Key Works of...
by Jane Philbrick. PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Sept. 2004, v. 26, no. 3.
The Architecture of Representation: Video Works by Judith Barry
by Margaret Morse. Afterimage, Oct. 1987, v. 15, no. 3.
Joan Jonas: The Mirror Staged
by Howard Junker. Art in America, Feb. 1981, v. 69, no. 2.