Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror is a solo work of dance on film, choreographed and performed by Mildura-based artist Sally Hederics in collaboration with Adam Hobbs (film) and Kim Chalmers (composer).

Art Exhibition previously on at 2010 Next Wave Festival in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 20 May 2010 to Friday 28 May 2010

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Published by 2010 Next Wave Festival on Tuesday 20 April 2010.
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“There are no grades of vanity,there are only grades of ability in concealing it.” Mark Twain

From a very young age, a dancer in training looks in the mirror. Under stern guidance and with determination, the dancer analyses every angle, limb and line in the constant pursuit of perfection. As the dancer’s skills advance, a love affair with her reflected image develops and obsessive correction slowly leads to distortion, misery and peril. Can she win the struggle to look past herself and turn the mirrors into windows or will she be lost forever in her own narcissistic contemplation?

Set in an intimate room, Mirror, Mirror looks at the non-verbal transmission of detestable, side-on self-loathing and the often debilitating force of insecurity. Employing a collage of observed and gathered truths and lies, this poetic and deeply personal work explores the fragility of beauty, secret vanity and the endless quest for flawlessness in a time of deceit, trickery and digital enhancement.

Supporters: Australia Council for the Arts, Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Artback Australia

Federation Square, Corner Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne
See website for screening dates and times.
Price: Free