Actress: Erica Rice
Director & Writer: Alexa Gerrity
Camera: Spencer Gillis
Editor & Sound Designer: Alexa Gerrity
Original music: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir
Crew: Zan Robertson, Abel Gutierrez, Paul Gillis
Filmed on location at Marsha Bohr's beautiful home in Pasadena, CA
Special Thanks: Andrea Grable and Marsha Bohr
The first mirrors used by people were most likely pools of dark, still water. The myth of Narcissus is directly concerned with an element of human experience, as the word Narcissus indicates—narcosis, numbness or alienation. Alexa collaborated with the Icelandic musician Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir to compose the original soundtrack for the single-channel video, Marked by Mercury, which explores this relationship with the gaze. Narcissus mistook his own reflection in the water for another person. This seductive doubling numbed his perceptions until he became the servomechanism of his own extended or repeated image.
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