OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR / KEXIN HONG
The novel describes the protagonist is suddenly unable to perceive her own reflection in real life and begins instead to project her missing sense of self onto an online character. This virtual other gradually becomes the fictional reality through which the protagonist confirms her identity. In the end, she disappears without a trace, leaving uncertainty as to whether she ever existed at all.
This artist book encapsulates a novel and screenplay, embodying a venture into performative writing.
Adapted from the novel, Kexin harnessed its structural essence to craft a 20-minute desktop film, which serves as a reflective medium mirroring the narrative arc of her novel. This film is not merely a component of the novel, but also a tangible manifestation of the imaginative realm within which the novel is contextualized. Through this multimedia convergence, a symbiotic narrative space emerges, enhancing the depth and breath of the storytelling experience.
Size 18,2 x 12,8 cm