Mirror world
Abigail Child

In the installation of Mirror World (2009), the mystery of the Trinity is performed, in an oppositional secular mode. Abigail Child drives at the heart of the matter: as it is religious precepts that helped deepen the hold of patriarchy and enforce male dominance, it is bye exposing them and deconstructing them that she establishe the influence of new perspectives. As a film-maker, Child wishes to extend human abilities and perceptions into the realm of the mechanical and supernatural. As a feminist artista, she wishes to extend to women (human) rights that already enjoyed by men. In Mirror World, three screens showing different moving images (Toand no fro, 2005; Mirror World, 2006; Dark Dark, 2001) transubstantiate into one uniform installation. Arranged as a typical medieval church triotych, with the central frame being bigger tan the other two on each side, this film installation, too, is a self-reflection on the transformative power of art a��of art as a feminist practice.To begin with, the title of Mirror World is an important signifier, as mirrors signal the magical correspondance between an object and its copy, between art and reality, between oneself and onea��s own soul, or equality between woman and man.

Wanda Balzano in a�?Abigail Childa��s Mirror world. Feminist reflectionsa�?