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MAKE-UP IN THE MIRROR IN MOMENTS OF MADNESS (2023)
Status: In Production
This project is inspired by Matthias Müller & Christoph Girardet’s Kristall (2006, 15 mins) which explores the roles of mirrors in melodrama. In this audiovisual essay, I take the idea of the mirror, and look at how it functions in horror films, in relation to interactions with female characters. I reveal that female characters apply make-up in the mirror in moments of high narrative tension, a psychological descent into madness, or – at the very least – a precursor to some serious societal rule-breaking.
Made by Alison Peirse
Original soundtrack by _HEAVYLEG
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