King Kong Garcon Issue 6 / Tom Mercier
Tom Mercier has said that he uses his roles to look at himself. To experience himself through another’s life. To know oneself, is to play someone else. Involvement at a distance, self-examination through acting. Looking at others, and seeing himself. Or not quite. The photo shoot gets this sense of obeservant otherness, photos situated somewhere but nowhere in particular. On the edge. Like his characters in the film Synonymes, and the TV series We are who we are. Both had him playing the role of the outsider in search of a reason. Answer still pending.