Double Mirror Video

1971, 5:50 min, b&w, sound

In this early conceptual experiment by General Idea, the artists manipulate reflecting surfaces to generate optical "feedback." Two mirrors are positioned to face one another over the edge of a lake. The mirrors are gradually tilted as the camera zooms in and out, revealing fragments of faces and rippling water. The multiplication of reflections produces a kaleidoscopic, disorienting effect.

A Borderline Case. Restored from the original master by Vtape, Toronto, March 2009.