quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2015

Espelhos III

David Harber, The Portal
«The mirror is, after all, a utopia, since it is a placeless place. In the mirror, I see myself there where I am not, in an unreal, virtual space that opens up behind the surface; I am over there, there where I am not, a sort of shadow that gives my own visibility to myself, that enables me to see myself there where I am absent: such is the utopia of the mirror. But it is also a heterotopia in so far as the mirror does exist in reality, where it exerts a sort of counteraction on the position that I occupy. From the standpoint of the mirror I discover my absence from the place where I am since I see myself over there (...). The mirror functions as a heterotopia in this respect: it makes this place that I occupy at the moment when I look at myself in the glass at once absolutely real, connected with all the space that surrounds it, and absolutely unreal, since in order to be perceived it has to pass through this virtual point which is over there.»
Michel Foucault, «Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias», 

4 comentários:

Presépio no Canal disse...

Que bela escultura em vidro!

Margarida Elias disse...

Também achei. Beijinhos, Sandra!

ana disse...

Sublinho o que disse a Sandra.

Margarida Elias disse...

Ana - É verdade... :-) Bjns!