Youjia Lu

I see the 'Self' as an infinite void: an indeterminate state of being both virtual and actual; unitary and scattering. Experimenting with assemblies of cameras with projectors and mirrors in video and photographic installations, I wish to conduct a disruption of the self-portrait. Drawing upon psychoanalytic theories of what precedes the formation of the ego, I examine different artistic strategies for imaging the indeterminate condition of the 'Self'.