Can You Seat Me, Please
Can You Seat Me, Please consists of five digital photographs, exploring the anxious desire of getting positioned or fixed by other, inspired by Lacan’s theory:
This sense of self, and its relation to others and to Other, sets you up to take up a position in the Symbolic order, in language. Such a position allows you to say “I”, to be a speaking subject. “I” (and all other words) have a stable meaning because they are fixed, or anchored, by the Other/Phallus/Name-of-the-Father/Law, which is the center of the Symbolic, the center of language.
Physically, I cannot keep still at a position because of my anxiety. My mind and body are separate and misplaced. I am not able to position or settle myself. This unfulfilled desire of getting positioned is presented through my attempts of seating myself properly as chair is the only daily object designed for humans to be settled awake.
 Mary Klages, “Jacques Lacan,” (Lecture Notes, University of Colorado).