Tagged: 1980s

I Wave My Hands in Front of Me

© David Wojnarowicz

The medieval alchemical notion of the self is a homunculus seated in the mind’s throne peering out into the world, able to apprehend external reality at a safe distance through phantasms, which travel up the viscous bodily system and are re-articulated as images. This notion of the homunculus is enticing because it locates the self securely as an entity that inhabits and controls the psyche. Continue reading