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Facing/Faceless

Luzar, R (2016) Facing/Faceless. In: About Face Symposium, 21 January 2016, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, UK.

Abstract

Facing is said to be an action. If the action is true, in some ways opened amorously, facing becomes ‘less than nothing’. Facing is then absolutely exposing: facing others as much as oneself, facing without any underlying face to really grasp, possess, or come back to. My presentation delves into such complexities, exploring implications the ‘faceless’ and ‘facing’ have for portraiture now. To do this, the exploration meanders through works and concepts by – amongst others – filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara, artist Janine Antoni, and writer Emmanuel Levinas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: art, culture, portraiture, identity, self
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 10:05
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 10:05
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