What is a mirror? Beyond the scientific definition, it means different things to different cultures: in ancient China, mirrors were buried so their dead could communicate with the world beyond; for Renaissance art, it was a symbol of vanity, albeit with a disturbing trend towards misogyny. Depictions are usually reserved for some allegorical purpose, which in turn raises questions about their significance in the new music video from Melbourne’s Leo James.
Serving as visual accompaniment for ‘Mirror’, a 15-minute industrial-tinged opus from James’ Big Pressure EP, the video straddles the frontier between day and night. Put together by the artist himself, any personal significance remains closely guarded as James leaves things open to interpretation.
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