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Ela, en expanding portrait (2007)

mervyn, an expanding portrait is a photographic portrait presented in a digital frame connected to an internet site. a contract commits the artist to send images from the site to the digital frame until her death. a paper copy of the first image is preserved in the drawer at the base of the frame, while the subsequent images – whose frequency and content are decided by the artist – will contribute to the expansion of mervyn’s portrait, now a small child. the last image sent by the artist before her death will be preserved in the drawer along with the first, after which the frame will be turned off definitively. the exhibition will be held until may 19th 2007. for further information, or to request material, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.