Life Story Work (2008 -2012) consists of fifteen images in which Wiener represents himself in the various personae, that circumstance has imprinted upon him and inclination or opportunity has seen him adopt. This is self-portraiture of a kind; but although Wiener is the subject, he is not the subject specifically or uniquely. Rather, he marks the fragmented nature with which he – and we – pass through life. He and we are cases. Let’s not be too self-absorbed. The mirror that reflects him reflects us too.
Commentary by Jim Lawson