The Tourist #33


“The family gaze highlights how much tourist photography engages significant others within significant places and is part of the ‘theatre’ that enables people to enace and produce their desired togetherness, wholeness and intimacy.”

A theatre as opposed to a real world?

Where is this world which is not a stage?

Where is this quiet and peaceful world, signifying something?

At what time did I, did you, did we, tread on anything which were not boards?

When did we not walk the plank?

Where was the togetherness and intimacy real? Where did it break through, for you, into an event of truth? Where did you ever pass through the act, rather than merely act out what others showed you how to do, at those points?

Which brave soul made the lover into a zombie as the lover always wants to? Jeffrey Dahmer.