After almost one and half centuries, the death mask of L’Inconnue de la Seine continues to fascinate us. The mysterious smile of this young, unknown woman, reported to have drowned in the Seine, now has a cult status. i c o n transfers this 19th-century myth to the context of contemporary visual culture and thereby gives rise to a universal story on beauty, transience and death. ICON is a hybrid mix of photoshoot, film set and concert. Portraits are taken live on stage and photo and video images are projected in a virtually instantaneous stream.