The Woman Who Never Existed by Anja Niemi

This beautiful series of ‘The Woman Who Never Existed” by Anja Niemi was inspired by the words of the pioneering Italian actress Eleonora Duse. Eleonora worked the international theatre stage in the early 20th century. Duse was introverted and private, rarely giving interviews. She once famously told a pushy New York journalist, that ‘away from the stage I do not exist.’

The Woman Who Never Existed tells the story of a fictional character visualized after reading Eleonora’s words, an actress who only exists in front of an audience, when no one is looking she starts to disappear.