Inner Landscapes: Journey of the Self
For Buber, the fundamental fact of human existence, too readily overlooked by scientific rationalism and abstract philosophical thought, is "man with man", a dialogue which takes place in the so-called "sphere of between" ("das Zwischenmenschliche").
I want to encourage the audience to look at the conflictual nature of the dual relationship. The conflict between one's perceived visual appearance and one's emotional experience. I’m looking at the journey of the self, the underlying aspects in the project are looking at existence and mental health. I am trying to make a complex self-portrait piece, trying to move past the conventional portrait to represent my inner self through constructed images. It is a self-portrait of feeling/aesthesis through the landscapes, looking at both the interior and exterior spaces in order to give a feeling of unease, anxiety, and uncertainty or a fear of the unknown/sense of waiting. How I feel about living/existence) how this emptiness or absurdness in everyday mundane life can differ widely from the inner depths or essence of the person. I will be looking at visually representing myself in staged settings and constructing how the work will be shown.