Updated Status Update – thoughts on a seven-year itch
I remember very well starting my Face-book, Lee Henigan Alden being my first, only and best Facebook friend.
For seven years I’ve tried to make this an entertaining document, a challenging, borderline fictional, provocative and stylised representation of a possible life.
‘I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am,’ to quote Foucault, ‘the main interest in life and work is to become someone that you were not in the beginning.’
Foucault: ‘If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for love relationships is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don’t know where it will end.’
Most of this has been a cheeky expression of who I am or might be, not so much a journalistic documentary, rather a mapping of the convolutions of the mind. A semi-public auto-investigational drill if you like.
Many moments have occurred over the past seven years that I thought I’d better round it up, mainly when I got bored with myself in this weird parallel environment or my silly cravings for response.
Now that I no longer care much about response rate or tokens of appreciation, I indeed intend to reach soon, at least for a long while, the moment that I leave this bizarre labyrinthine monument for my daughter Anja Alden in the first place, but in fact for everyone who’d care to wander around in the mysterious and twisted depths and superficialities of my existence, and find it worth their while.