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Destiny. Destiny! Destiny?
by Bianca Jasmin Hlywa
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Title:
Destiny. Destiny! Destiny?

Author:
Bianca Jasmin Hlywa

Description:
In this installation, I was taking the role of an observer. I was looking at global warming in relation to the human species, and questioning what getting to this point tells us about ourselves. I was thinking about the Freudian death drive, which is, as a matter of course, the drive towards death and self-destruction. The installation proposes that mass consumerism is a result of this drive and, necessarily, the explanation for the effects of global warming and specifically, in this case, water shortages, as we know it. Why do humans have this drive towards destruction in the first place? The life we eat makes it obvious that the destruction is innate. Perhaps the drive is in fact our pull back to the earth, and it’s absorption after our inevitable destruction. Alternatively, if we also destroy the planet it could be the pull of the void. The installation I am proposing embodies this pull through a call of a siren, whose voice moves up and down with the waves of the ocean. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION A white robe hangs from one wall. It is warm. Two sticks of butter are stuck in the pockets of the fury, thick white robe and they are melting, pulling the pockets of the robe down to the ground and dripping on the floor. It is smoggy. On the other side of the room we have a video of the ocean, being pulled up and falling down in relation to the call of the moon. LINK TO VIDEO OF PROJECTION AND AUDIO: https://vimeo.com/245928993
Description:
In this installation, I was taking the role of an observer. I was looking at global warming in relation to the human species, and questioning what getting to this point tells us about ourselves. I was thinking about the Freudian death drive, which is, as a matter of course, the drive towards death and self-destruction. The installation proposes that mass consumerism is a result of this drive and, necessarily, the explanation for the effects of global warming and specifically, in this case, water shortages, as we know it. Why do humans have this drive towards destruction in the first place? The life we eat makes it obvious that the destruction is innate. Perhaps the drive is in fact our pull back to the earth, and it’s absorption after our inevitable destruction. Alternatively, if we also destroy the planet it could be the pull of the void. The installation I am proposing embodies this pull through a call of a siren, whose voice moves up and down with the waves of the ocean. TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION A white robe hangs from one wall. It is warm. Two sticks of butter are stuck in the pockets of the fury, thick white robe and they are melting, pulling the pockets of the robe down to the ground and dripping on the floor. It is smoggy. On the other side of the room we have a video of the ocean, being pulled up and falling down in relation to the call of the moon. LINK TO VIDEO OF PROJECTION AND AUDIO: https://vimeo.com/245928993
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