Glimpses of Narcissus


A site-specific installation at Little Island consisting of three reflective Phenakistoscopes — 19th-century animation devices — that explore the myth of Narcissus.










The first animation depicts the mythic Narcissus transfixed by his reflection in the pond. The remaining two present the modern Narcissus, consumed with his digital self-image, endlessly gazing into his 21st-century reflection pond.





Glimpses of Narcissus was commissioned by Little Island as a part of the 2021 Little Island Storytelling Festival. 





Creative Direction: Double Solitaire
Commissioned by: Little Island
Build: Standard Transmission
2021



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