I. Eros & Thanatos

IEros & Thanatos are the polarity between life and death and they define identity as a tension between creation and (self)destruction, self-affirmation and self-negation.
David Bailey, “Angie Hill and Catherine Bailey Kissing", 1986, England

II. Neutral Identity

IINeutral Identity results from pausing or not participating in the conflict between female and male identity. It is a condition of neutrality and fluidity that sets itself apart from gender dualism.
Peter Hujar, “Cockette (Bearded Cockette)”, 1971, United States

III. Fetishism

IIIFetishism influences the construction of identity through processes of replacement and shifting, which concentrate on a surrogate of one’s object of desire.
Pierre Moliner, “Le Chaman", 1968, France

IV. Melancholy

IVMelancholy, an introverted feeling according to the ancient doctrine of the humours, betrays the lack of something that is identified with a part of the self, something that is believed to have been found yet that has been lost again.
Florence Henri, Portrait de Lore (Lore Krüger)", 1933, France

V. Uncanny

VUncanny is disturbing and reassuring altogether, it makes one alert yet increases one’s self-awareness, allowing what was hidden and buried to re-emerge.
Adrien Tournachon (Nadar jeune) and Dr. Duchenne de Boulogne, “Étude d'expression”, 1856 ca., France