mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all...
In this performance piece, Isabelle continues the premise raised in the performance piece, Watch Yourself, That's All, created in Nice, 2019. Leaving the public arena of the street, Isabelle presents her piece in the neoclassical decor of an exhibition room, her back faces us, dressed in a gray robe and seated at the top of three steps, on a plinth also draped in gray, like a Greek sculpture.
People come and sit in front of her and look deep into their eyes through a hand mirror that Isabelle holds out to them. They can stay there as long as they want to as long as they sense that something is happening.
The mirror is double-sided and so offers a double set of experiences. This allows one to recognize in oneself one's strength and one’s vulnerability, and permits the other to experience this too.
Isabelle firmly believes that being able to see the essence of one's own beauty allows more respect and responsibility. This necessitates seeing beyond the surface of the mirror itself.
Undoubtedly, even more than in other performances, the experience that results from such strong intimacy and bravery, can provoke emotional reactions. Isabelle therefore decided to keep this intimate only in the memory of the participating people.