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Ego Death: ‘Many methods, practices, or experiences may induce this state, including prayer, sleep deprivation, fasting, meditation practice …. or the use of an isolation tank. It is suggested that individuals experiencing depersonalization may also claim to have had an ego death …  An ego death is said to be characterized as the perceived loss of boundaries between self and environment … This “perceived loss of boundaries between self and environment” is said to be experienced through a sensation that one is the whole universe (and therefore there is no need to differentiate the “I” from the “universe”) or by simply acknowledging the “I” does not exist.’                                                                                              – Wikipedia

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About barryfalk

I am a self-taught photographer based in West Sussex. I photograph ‘Incidental Spaces’, places tucked away and neglected: edges of car parks, junk-filled garages, loading bays, abandoned spaces, vacant rooms, ransacked offices. These are the overlooked details of a city: architectural features which appear to serve no function. My images seek to capture an aspect of the city which is not willingly acknowledged. These places can be read as metaphors for loss and as such are suffused with a disturbed sense of self, what Freud referred to as the unheimliche: the familiar which has become alienated through the process of repression. However, when re-seen, photographed from a particular angle, in a certain light, these incidental spaces turn out to be resonant with association.
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