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Suzy Lake, ”Are You Talking To Me?”, 1979.

Suzy Lake
From November 13th 1979 to December 1st 1979
«Are You Talking To Me?»

"Suzy Lake’s work since 1972 has been involved with images about ideas concerning the transference of identity through role-playing. A continuity has been established among works of the past seven years, and in individual works of sequential imagery by the presence of the artist’s own image. One of Lake’s consistent premises for the work has been the nature of the ambiguities of identity : between what a person is in emotional, psychological, and physical terms and what she perceives herself to be and what she is perceived to be. In her attempt to demonstrate the enigmatic implications of this preoccupation, Lake has increasingly relied on manipulation of photographic processes. As Sontag says : ‘To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.’"
- Ferguson, Bruce, "SUZY LAKE, Are you talking to me?", Exhibition catalogue (Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon), February 13th – March 2nd 1980.

- Ferguson, Bruce, "SUZY LAKE, Are you talking to me?", Exhibition catalogue (Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon), February 13th – March 2nd 1980.