SHE DEVIL 8 – SHE DEVIL IN THE MIRROR at Studio Stefania Miscetti, Rome, Italy

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - festival/exhibition


Eighth edition of the festival of video art "She Devil", created by many national and international artists and curators. The theme of this year is the mirror, a place of reflection increased and meeting place. da mercoledì 16 marzo a sabato 16 aprile 2016. Features Elaine Shemilt's video performance Doppelgänger from 1979. "The godmother of SHE DEVIL 8 is Elaine Shemilt with the video performance Doppelgänger. The work is part of a series of video experiments by women artists in the 1970s and 1980s, rediscovered and digitally remastered by the research project REWIND, directed by Professor Stephen Partridge.Doppelgänger is one of two still existing videos of a series begun by Shemilt in 1974, salvaged in 2011.The term doppelgänger is used in German culture to indicate the evil twin (doppel / double, and gänger / goer).The doppelgänger of Elaine Shemilt is utterly feminine. The artist puts on makeup in front of the mirror in a ritual divided between the face and its reflected image that generates the double, the absolute protagonist of the finale."
In 2019 a publication SHE DEVIL was published on the series of exhibitions started in 2006 and featured Shemilt on pages 218/219.
(SHE DEVIL published by CURA Books, Rome, 336pp, ISBN 978-88-99776-27-5
Period16 Mar 201616 Apr 2016


  • Video Art
  • feminism