Photographic Self-portrait Narratives

Elisavet Kalpaxi

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    This paper focused on an aspect of my current back then research that was concerned with the complexities inherent in self-portraiture through psychoanalytic theories on Narcissism. Through a number of examples of self-portraits from Western art history, it presented a variety of approaches on the subject. Further, touching upon issues inherited from psychoanalysis, it offered a potential approach to the apparent contradictory motives and intentions involved in the process of portraying the self. During the presentation I also presented examples of my recent work (photographic self-portraits) to explain how theory and practice interact in my research and to discuss the challenge of creating a balance between those two parts.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2008
    EventArt and Research – New Interfaces: Copenhagen Doctoral School in Cultural Studies in collaboration with Goldsmiths College of London and Freie Universität - Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 5 Jun 20087 Jun 2008


    ConferenceArt and Research – New Interfaces


    • art, photography, narcissism


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