Von Gespenstern und unheimlichen Doppelgängern. Zur fotografischen Repräsentation von Freundschaft

  • Patrick Vogl


On Spectres and Uncanny Doubles. On the Photographic Representation of Friendship

How can one visualize a specter? How can one enduringly visualize something that so radically eludes the categories of physical presence und visibility? According to Jacques Derrida, friendship can be described as a relationship that has always transcended physical presence, while being based on absence, thus becoming an eerie, imperceptible, spectral interspace. By analyzing the photo book “MILK – Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship”, the possibilities and impossibilities of photographically representing friendship will be exemplified, and the underlying stereotypes, restrictions, and (in- /) exclusions will be reconstructed.