Laura Leuzzi. Media Art Festival. EWVA Screening. 2016

Doppelgänger is a video performance by Elaine Shemilt recovered by REWIND (DJCAD, University of Dundee) in 2010.
Shemilt sits in front of a mirror applying make-up to her face. Two records of psychological analysis on schizophrenia can be heard, evoking a double personality. Then she starts drawing a portrait of herself on the mirror. The performance is interrupted by images of her body and face with overlapping layers evoking once more, a multifaceted personality.
Finally we get back to the mirror tableaux and the artist has gone: the doppelgänger has taken her place.