Still: Patrick Hogan
Still is such an symmetrical space. Just as the portrait of Herschel by Cameron tips the weight of the photographer towards the sitter’s personhood (and away, for example, from Hershel’s social status), so “Still”, an apparently autobiographical body of work, refuses the totalization of the artistic vision, that overbearing sense of controlling self who sees wisely. Instead, with a true multipicity of being. Through fraternity with other and through spaces that take on their own dimensions, “Still” inverts egoism and urges us to stay still in order to see and to keep perceiving, so that we are still seeing, and always evolving, in asymmetry with others. “Still”, finally celebrates the opacity of photography as the corollary of the opacity of the self.