The autoportrait presents the i as it actually is an unstable flickering changeable multitudinous semblance instead of one big unified project think of how much better we would understand people and eras if we could sprinkle across time people like sei shonagon joe brainard edouard lev and if autoportraits could be written . Other works in the show include autoportrait a latelier a video by well known french artist and pioneer of video art ange leccia where the artist has filmed himself waiting in his studio for the apparition of an idea to appear tunisian swiss artist ismail bahris hypnotic video denouement which plays on the slow and ghostly apparition of a human figure from a diaphanous smudge and . Autoportrait also is a denial of both depth and meaning although there are to be sure deep anxieties in fact a few neuroses lurking not too far below the surface some of levs self observations are humorous when i want to see this small strange book is unlike anything i have read. A threnody for a world of art politics and philosophy that has been colonized and subdued by international capital and a screed against a state within which resistance is impossible and everything is for sale even history and the individual gaze eloge summons a sense of suicidal futility that accords with godards long held feeling of abandonment and mortality apparent in the left for
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