How do we draw the boundaries and limits of our self? Is it merely bound up by the flesh, or can it peer out and escape into the world through the eyes? Or is it rather a fragmented, split consciousness that both selves, un-selves, and re-selves—leaving us at once with an existence both fractured and unified at the same time?
Eyehole Psychodrama presents a collection of philosophically motivated aphorisms that dwell on these and other existential questions related to the self, being as such, perception, action, and consciousness. Evocative of Nietzsche’s The Gay Science, the text is at once personal, tortured, and poetic, with playfully bombastic and sometimes arrogant proclamations woven together with sensitive and heartfelt ruminations on existence as such. Those familiar with the philosophical writings of existentialist philosophers like Nietzsche, Sartre, and Camus and absurdist authors like Julio Cortázar, should find stirring, striking meditations on selfhood and consciousness in this piercing entry into contemporary existentialist philosophy.
To know the self is to understand how it can be multiple, elusive, and wrapped up in the complexities of our interactions and engagements with others. Never like the zero—uncritical and leaving the self unquestioned—discover if we can become like the perfect 1, the one who reaches out through our very eyeholes to attain an authentic existence and an understanding of self.