"Loves of a Ballerina" (1986)

"Loves of a Ballerina," 1986
Filmic installation, dimensions variable
Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

"Role playing was about feeling that I didn’t have a self. And I didn’t miss it. It’s not as if I suddenly was this pathetic person without a self; it was just fine. I just borrowed other people’s, or made them up. And it’s something that continued when I started working with personas because it was a very good way of dealing with a lot of the political and social issues that were of interest to me. And also particular intellectual interests that I had, like theatre and self-representation."

- Eleanor Antin