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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

REFERENCE TO THIS PAGE
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 11/24/2014)