The Looking-glass Self

The Looking-glass Self

In The Looking-glass Self, I examine self-image and the act of seeing. As I explore in the work, identity is constituted by our power of looking and in the ways in which other people become authors, through the act of looking, of our own identity. Further, in the series I bring to the foreground a specific experience of the female gender as it becomes a site for the convergence of these acts of looking.

 In the work I use double exposures to show the multiple dimensions of experience and appearance. This act of doubling, which is both aesthetic and conceptual, refers to the often conflicted ways that our identities make themselves visible. The pieces themselves feature a mirror, sometimes intact but often broken. Tension created by repetition of imagery and thematic fragmentation, makes visible the relationship between the many layers of perception and expression that form a sense of one’s self.

The Looking-glass Self  was awarded bronze winner in the 2014 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Paris