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“If I could start My Life all over Again…” Duplication of the Mother in the Work of Philip Huyghe

This in-depth interview explores the motives underlying the creative oeuvre of the Belgian artist Philip Huyghe (Ieper, °1959). The guiding principle of this oeuvre, comprised of plastic work, installations, performances and videos, is the duplication of the/his mother, an idea which imposed itself on the artist in a feverish dream, and which permits the Gestaltung of 1. the liminal space, as space of opposition, and; 2. the artist’s experience of sexuality.