Spring 2020

Self-portraits inspired by Édouard Levé

The literature students have been introduced to the concept of self-portraits. They started the assignment by reading excerpts from Édouard Levé's book Self-Portrait, which is a self-portrait in an unconventional sense. The book contains a number of sentences, most of which start with I and then a long line of thoughts. There are phrases like “A friend of mine enjoys deceiving”, “I look into dead ends”, “I had an idea to make a dream museum” or “I don’t think the wisdom of the wise people will be lost”. The first part of the assignment was to copy Levé's concept and create a self-portrait using the same approach.

The second part was visual. Here the students were to make a work of art as a self portrait. The results varied widely, and here you can see a number of them.