Reflecting Spaces/Deflecting Spaces

Esther Shalev-Gerz
Artist, Paris, France

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Ingår i: The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena; Sweden; 25-29 October; 2

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 20:6, s. 59–66

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Publicerad: 2007-03-06


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


“In the mirror; I see myself there where I am not; in an unreal; virtual space that opens up behind the surface; I am over there; there where I am not; a sort of shadow that gives my own visibility to myself; that enables me to see myself there where I am absent: such is the utopia of the mirror. (...) The mirror functions as a heterotopia in this respect: it makes this place that I occupy at the moment when I look at myself in the glass at once absolutely real; connected with all the space that surrounds it; and absolutely unreal; since in order to be perceived it has to pass through this virtual point which is over there.”

Michel Foucault: Of Other Spaces


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