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Hamaya Hiroshi, Dancer Looking Herself in a Mirror, Ballroom Florida, Akasaka, Tokyo, 1935.

“For I do not exist: there exist but the thousands of mirrors that reflect me. With every acquaintance I make, the population of phantoms resembling me increases. Somewhere they live, somewhere they multiply. I alone do not exist.” — Vladimir Nabokov

LEFT: Dancer Looking Herself in a Mirror. Hamaya Hiroshi. Ballroom Florida, Akasaka, Tokyo, 1935.
RIGHT: ‘Oriole reads Scholar Zhang’s love letter’, from The Romance of the Western Chamber, 1640. Min Qiji edition. Wood-block print.
#Gaze #Mirror #BinocularVision #Reflection #Voyeurism #Spectacle #Women #ScopicFrames

 

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