Mirror of Identities
We change over time and, looking back at our earlier self, we wonder whether we are the same person. Through dim passages of time, we find the Self eliding imperceptibly into the Other. The younger self imagines the older self looking back through the years, yet the older self's gaze cannot be returned. And vice versa. The two selves haunt each other: the younger is the Derridean spectre watching the older; and the older watches the younger. What if they could catch a glimpse of each other and return their spectral gaze? I have pictured these two as mutual Others in the ruins of a gothic castle, finally meeting each other's uncanny gaze through a time-ravaged mirror.
Richard Collins • Pippa Healy • Laetitia Kamayi • Reka Komoli • Katie Longley • Thomas Nicolaou • Anthony Prevost • Blerim Racaj • Catherine Sanderson • Jennifer Wang Lei • Huang Yu •