Platforms Project 2018, Athens School of Fine Arts (GR)


Dictations. As in the relationship between the reciter(s) and the recorder(s). As in the transcription of spoken word, the teaching of language, the instiller of morals. Dictations as constructing and establishing the “Superego”. As a ceremony that impacts social hierarchy and branding. This work on dictations, attempts to perform an anatomical dissection to uncover the layers existing between the ‘Superego’ and the ‘It’ in order to expose the ‘Ego’. Within the context of Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory, the ‘Superego’ constitutes the morals and values in an individual and interacts with the ‘It’, the world of instincts and impulses. It is an exploration in the fields of acquired obsessions, as the result of a dictated suppressive ‘Superego’ in a society where the influence of religion, nationalism and masculinity are dominant. Sexuality exposed as an intimate meeting point of the ‘Superego’ and ‘It’. Distinct elements of BDSM in the context of the dipole of pain and pleasure, invite the viewer into the profound visual and sensational subculture. White, not innocent as we define it, has the property to cover any stain and purify elegantly the surfaces. Soap, as white in colour and the scent of fresh air, as a domestic material itself involved in a ceremony of scrubbing away any trace of violence, an obsession. There is no intention to reconstruct but to dissect and present a scene in an open dialogue.