Elisabeth Tonnard

Song of Myself


Song of Myself: American Renaissance consists of status updates collected from the official Facebook pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. The title comes from Whitman’s poem ‘Song of Myself’, which opens: ‘I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.’

This work can be installed on the wall and is also made in an edition. For more information and images of the edition, see this page.

B&w inkjet print, 56 single-sided sheets at A3 size.
Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2015.


Installation views in the exhibition ‘I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library’, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2015.

Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

February 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm