Etan & Me by Viviane Sassen. First edition. First impression in as new condition. Flat signed by Viviane Sassen to title page. No markings. The book is as new. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Etan & Me
‘This is me, looking at you, looking at me. This is you, looking at me, looking at you.
Etan & Me is a story of love and loss, of Eros and Thanatos.
Are we ever able to truly know someone, to truly know ourselves?
If I look at the Other, do I see my own shadow? If I am able to capture the face of a man, will I be able to hold onto him forever? Like the young girl who traced the outline of her lover’s face on the wall, his shadow cast by a candle, in the myth of the Origin of Painting by Pliny the Elder.
And if I look at myself, can I ever get a clear view of who I am? Or will my reflection always be blurry, like Narcissus who stretched his arms into the water to embrace himself, only to find a scattered Self?
When I look at my shadow, I see you. When I look at your reflection, I see me’
Viviane Sassen is a dutch photographer and is prevalent in both the fashion and fine art world. She has had multiple solo exhibitions, group projects and publications. Sassen lived in Kenya as a child but now lives in Amsterdam.
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