Learned Behaviors


Sarafina Charlier

In Mirrored, Sarafina Charlier experiments with a selected group of individuals over the span of a week, whom she asks to avoid mirrors and other reflective surfaces while she documents them with her camera. She shadows each individual for seven days to see how their behaviors and thoughts change without the influence of surfaces that reflect their appearances. By capturing daily images of each individual to portray their appearances and behaviors, Mirrored focuses on introspective behavior associated with the idea of being restricted. Mirrored is inspired by the recent trend of taking selfies and actively preparing oneself to get a perfect picture. When we go out we dress ourselves up in a way that we think is beautiful, but what happens when we are restricted in trying to dress ourselves up exactly the way we want?