The Looking-Glass Self

Rene Munn

In The Looking-glass Self, Munn examines self-image and the act of seeing. She explores in the work how identity is constituted by our power of looking and in the ways in which other people become authors, through the act of looking, of our own identity. Further, in the series Munn brings to the foreground a specific experience of the female gender as it becomes a site for the convergence of these acts of looking.