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Authors:Esther Shalev-Gerz: Artist, Paris, France
Publication title:Reflecting Spaces/Deflecting Spaces
Conference:The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena, Sweden, 25–29 October, 2006
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:020
Article No.:006
Abstract:“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

Language:English
Year:2006
No. of pages:8
Pages:59–66
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/020/006/ecp072006.pdf
Available:2007-03-06
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Esther Shalev-Gerz (2006). Reflecting Spaces/Deflecting Spaces, The ESF-LiU Conference Cities and Media: Cultural Perspectives on Urban Identities in a Mediatized World Vadstena, Sweden, 25–29 October, 2006 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=020;article=006 (accessed 9/22/2014)