Dualism (After Jan Matejko)

Archie, Age 16

  • Video
  • A3 landscape

In the philosophy of the mind, dualism is the theory that the mental and the physical – or mind and body – are, in some sense, radically different kinds of things. One’s identity is comprised of both one’s own thoughts and the perceptions that others have. Therefore, to explore one’s identity is to analyse to what extent “I” exist, or at least to what extent my idea of self manages to 'compete' with my projected self. My video is inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman and Jan Matejko's stunning painting, 'Stanczyk'.