Ovoid (left)

Elise did an artist residency at the State Hermitage Museum in Russia!

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Elise Victoria Louise Windsor
Ovoid (left), 2011
from the series mise en abyme (placing into infinity)

The photograph "Ovoid (left)" and "Ovoid (right)" from the series mise en abyme (placing into infinity), are portraits of my arm waving into a mirror that reflects into the camera, that is nowhere in the shot. My hand engages the camera, but it appears as if I am stuck within a space where I cannot escape. The angle of the photograph is vital in creating the illusion as it seems logically unacceptable that the camera cannot be seen within the mirror. I shot the images in my friends' studio with lots and lots of velveteen, which is how I achieved the illusion of a black void. I paired the images together to create an additional optical illusion, so it looks like there is a person standing in between the two photographs. I like to play around with my photography and I hope these images show some small amount of quirky humour.


mise en abyme (placing into infinity) is a collection of various staged performances for the camera, using the themes of fantasy and mystery often attached to the medium. Through the negation of reflection and non-reflection, the use of mirrors appears as a enigma since the camera is never in view. I disclose my techniques by using camouflage, optics, perception, and the manipulation of the truth. It is my intention in mise en abyme to create a technical exercise for the eye that is created by visual paradoxes between the subject, self, object, and camera.

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