Somewhere over the rainbow
Collection of paper clippings
and found photographs
This self portrait without a self consists of pictures of men that I
have collected. All the men were selected because they look like
me in some way, not only in the here and now, but as I think
I have been and will be. The pictures are arranged chronologically
in a time line that represents an imaginary life. It begins with a baby
and ends with an old man.
Notes on reflection:
The date children (at the age of two) learn to
recognize themselves in a mirror coincides with the moment children
becomes aware of the fact that there is a potentially visible world behind
their back. In identifying the mirror image of himself the infant is already
in a position to grasp the idea that the reflected space is just as virtual
as the reflected self.
The chimpanzee is the only other animal for which the
uncontroversial evidence exists that they recognize themselves in a
their mirror image
Narcissus fell for and indeed his own reflection, without
recognising that he was looking at himself. He desired himself without
knowing what he was looking at.
As I am I cannot be, writes Maurice Blanchot. I am nothing
but the experiment of someone I think I am. What I do is unimportant and
the same time dead serious. The things I do are about me but fiction.
I am nobody else but the other. The other is a lie and the truth. If you
think you understand it it’s not right anymore. I am always again in
numerous ways the one I’m not, I’m always the alibi of myself.
I am never there and always alone.