I is Another
Exploring the notions of the Gaze, and drawing from Jacques Lacan's theories of The Mirror Stage I is Another examines how the self can be de-centered simply by looking. Using the portrait as a signifier of the person the project presents a 'reflection' of the self, of self-stability and the unnerving presence of external forces that threaten and fragment that stability. The element of water is used to represent the menacing and deconstructed element of the 'real'. As the image moves the viewer becomes the voyeur, the fragmented body cannot return the gaze. It becomes a form of consciousness, of time, of the de-stable self, of anything that is desired to project on it.
Ieva Baltaduonyte • Joseph Carr • Brian Cregan • David Doherty • Brendan Grimes • Rachael Hegarty • Caroline McNally • Tracy O'Brien • Sinead O'Neill • Katie O'Neill • Lauren Pritchard • Lyndsey Putt •