Not a Portrait of Andy Warhol (2008)
[Click on the image above to see the view with binoculars.]
Fly me to the moon Fly me to a star But there are no stars in the New York sky They're all on the ground --John Cale and Lou Reed, "Open House"
Image made with Fractal ViZion. Post-processed until it became totally replicated and utterly commodified.
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Not a Portrait of Andy WarholThis is not a face. It is the silenceOf a face becoming pure face.It is what I look out of, daily,Without being aware what I look like.Except when reversed, as in a mirror,Rarely do I know what anybody else sees.I am not even sure that I can recognizeMyself when the film is projected before me.All I see is the physical corpse that timeRavaged then discarded as so many fallen leaves.If I had to see myself this way, repeatedly,I would go mad, for this is not how I am in the mind.This is not how I am when I dream, either,And, disembodied, watch my body in action.This is, in fact, a misrepresentation of identityMade by a representation of realism on film.But film itself is an illusion, containing many gapsBetween each image I can see when I blink.So I have learned, when watching myself as a star,The only real way to see me is to blink continuously.[Disposable Poem May 2, 2008]Dr. Mike
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