The desire to disappear

Chronicle by Éric Mangion

We can “evaporate” or “withdraw”, there are a thousand ways to step out of the context of our lives. No two disappearances are the same. Some artists make it the definitive subject of their work, for others it is the focus of specific actions or thought processes. The Taiwanese Tehching Hsieh made it a programme for seven years of his life: the art of conscious confinement.