The self from the image is not an objective self. It is chosen, staged, fantasized. The gaze laid upon it is
always subjective, just like a framing, it creates a distance that makes the image never perfectly match
the real self.
Self-imagery allows to capture the moment when ‘‘you are looking at you, looking at yourself’’. It is
about a self for the others, where ‘‘I’’ is also ‘‘an other’’.
There is a form of absurdity in the contemporary self-image ; something beautifully absurd, like a
What to do with all these selves