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The Conversation
JACQUES-ALAIN
MILLER

The Other Will Always
Be a Menace

PHILIPPE DE
GEORGES

The Snares of the Other
MARIO ZERGHAM

Aunty Needle Heel
JOSEFINA AYERZA

Rouge Baiser
MICHÈLE ELBAZ

On Lacan's Gide
JACQUES- ALAIN
MILLER

The Unconscious
& the Teaching Body

NANCY BARTON

Bill to Open Marriage
JACQUES-ALAIN
MILLER

When Fathers Take
Themselves for Fathe
rs
PIERRE-GILLES

GUÉGUEN

Gregory Crewdson
FM INTERVIEWS JA

 

 
























        

Gregory Crewdson




Forrest Muelrath interviews Josefina Ayerza

 

FM: Crewdson’s father was a psychoanalyst who had a practice inside their Brooklyn home. The artist has said that he used to eavesdrop on his father’s sessions when he was a small child. Do you see this influence in his work?

JA: Well, that’s a naughty thing to do! Poor patients and poor father. However I can imagine the thrill of a small boy lis- tening to grown-up stories, without the filter typically used in the presence of a child. He probably did not understand it all—the child’s references are limited. But in time, like with the Wolfman, the child may work images and words out, and arrive at conclusions he wasn’t able to decode when he originally heard them. The scene of the child spying through a hole in the floor has the structure of perversion. He’s the voyeur, now the father is an exhibitionist. What I can trace in the artist’s photography is the exposure of intimacy—anger, sadness, nudity, drama at the point of conflict. The artists is the exhibitionist and we are the voyeurs.[...]

More Crewdson images here, here and here.

 


 

 





art: Gregory Crewdson GreGory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 Digital pigment print, 58 1/2” x 89 1/2”

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