Heautoscopy in Fight Club

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

“All the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.”

Tyler Durden, Fight Club

the self as other

March 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

“I want a History of Looking. For the Photograph is the advent of myself as other: a cunning dissociation of consciousness from identity. Even odder: it was before Photography that men had the most to say about the vision of the double. Heautoscopy* was compared with an hallucinosis; for centuries this was a great mythic theme.” 

— Roland Barthes 

 

*seeing one’s own body at a distance

 

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