Steve Giasson. JE SUIS UN VÉRITABLE ARTISTE. Publication. Calgary : No Press. 2012 50 copies
In 1972, the conceptual artist Keith Arnatt have been photographed as a sandwich man, holding a placard which reads: I'M A REAL ARTIST to create his Trouser-Word Piece. This photograph was accompanied by a philosophical text that questioned the term "real". However, Arnatt’s piece remained ambiguous: Was it simply tautological (an artist says that he is an artist within a work of art...) or was it ironic? Forty years after the creation of Trouser-Word Piece and in a similar spirit, my poem JE SUIS UN VÉRITABLE ARTISTE questions the possibility of having a “real”/stable identity.