I N T O D U C T I O N .

Title Infinity Mirror
michelle. 2021.


A photography project exploring individuality and the complexity of personality.

The photographic project Infinity Mirror explores in three case studies the complexity of personality and individuality, informed by the culture, styles, and conventions of contemporary fashion photography. The project is a re-interpretation of the Central European Gesamtkunstwerk – the unification of a singular concept presented through several art forms.

First, facets of the multi-layered self are revealed through the photograph printed onto the fabric of custom-made clothing, and later through the capturing of the subject wearing these unique clothes in a personally related surrounding. The location, lighting, mood, posing, and editing reflect further layers of their authentic and social identity. As a result, the portrayed person wears and is surrounded by a representation of their multi-layered self, each with a different focus and interpretation.

Identity politics have led and continue to pave the way to a diverse society in which people can choose their self-identity and are free to express their authentic selves and individuality. I explored the multi-layered nature of personality and individuality through the concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk, which led to this photographic project Infinity Mirror.

Thank you to the collaborators:

Michelle Livy
Ran Qi

qi. 2021.
nikola. 2021.

E X H I B I T I O N   I N S T A L L A T I O N .

Digital mockup and installation of Infinity Mirror.

The final photo series is divided into three parts, one part per person, consisting of a total of eight photos. I printed all the photographs on high-quality rag photographic paper to give the three individual parts a common basis and to bring them together to form a complete work. The installation is a white cube wall hanging that quotes an encounter between three people.

V I R T U A L   E X H I B I T I O N .

In your browser with a virtual environment.

Or using the STYLY app on your phone, viewing the project in your own surrounding.