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.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jun 2008|
|Event||Art 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 2008 → 7 Jun 2008
|Conference||Art and Research – New Interfaces|
|Period||5/06/08 → 7/06/08|
- art, photography, narcissism