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Personae

Slideshow-video, 2008-10

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Self-portrait as a slideshow, showing the artist in hundreds of photos, wearing different clothes and outfits, from nudity to a classical suit and tie, from an indonesian sarong to a winter coat, from the most public to the most private outfit, from everyday clothes to the most eccentric. On each photo just one garment or accessory has changed, so that the images follow one after the other like a "cadavre exquis". The images wind past at the speed of the video, creating a sort of generic image.

It’s not the habit that makes the monk - and yet...

Personae.

I is someone else.
Arthur Rimbaud

Jakob Gautel, August 2008

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