Kalliope Amorphous was previously featured on EK back in May and July 2012, and we bring her back today to take a peek into her new series Glass Houses, a collection of self portraits using flexible mirrors.
“Glass Houses is a series of self portraits exploring the malleability of identity through the use of flexible mirrors. Through the distortion of my physical form, I explore the fragmentation of identity as well as the hidden self which is often underlaid beneath the facade of our physical exteriors. In this project, I confront questions of self-image and the ways in which our interior worlds conflict with our exterior form. How does the image that we present to the world differ from what we see when we look in the mirror? If our desires, fears, secrets and vulnerabilities were manifested physically, what might they look like?
To create these images, I capture split-second deconstructions of my own reflection by manipulating flexible mirror boards made from polyester film.The light and color sensitivity of the surface is similar to water, creating a reflection which passes through countless configurations in a fraction of a second.”