Susan Sontag defined “the only intelligence worth defending” as “critical, dialectical, skeptical, desimplifying” thought. I like that word desimplifying.
To make a mess of things. To try and fail. To imagine others complexly.
And how I show myself online, how I manipulate and curate my face in my work, should strive to stress my own boundaries and self definitions as well as the aesthetic construction other make of me in their minds. A practice of self depiction must include images of disability, of being taken over, of fragility. It can keep a moment of blank pain as well as a moment of pride.
So this is me, showing you my superpower.