Mirror Piece (The Louisiana Variations), 2020, 11:50 min
"The Finnish artist Elina Brotherus realises or interprets a range of written instructions in her photographs or video works. These instructions may be actual scripts for performances or Fluxus works, or they may be simply a phrase from a book, a title of a work of art, or some other kind of verbal statement that can be used as a script for an artistic act or pose. Her Mirror Piece: The Louisiana Variations, 2020, follows – almost to the letter – the instructions issued by Japanese artist Mieko Shiomi in 1963 for her original performance, which saw her going backwards into the water while holding a mirror up in front of her face. Brotherus has carried out these instructions in several places around the world, in different weather and wearing different clothing – most recently on the beach at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk.
Helle Brøns, 2020"