The Family

The Janus Face

The Janus Face

The time between Christmas and New Year is in many countries formally sanctioned ‘downtime’, comprised of several days spent recovering from festive excess. Countries that celebrate Christmas tend to class this period as automatic/grace annual leave for many employees, during which movies get watched, social visits get completed, and really, not much else. Nothing much happens that anyone can ever… Read more →

Absence as a presence that attacks

Absence as a presence that attacks

Caring about what other people think of you is seemingly there from the beginning. In an article entitled “The language of absence”, Hayuta Guverick describes a film on infant development, in which early signs of dependence between self and other are starkly illustrated:   “One scene in particular left a powerful impression on me. A mother is holding a small… Read more →