I've been apporached by mb! to do a very personal project together. The idea was to create a self portrait through a special interview, in which all the questions has been answered by images.
Here you can see the results of my self analysis and a short explanation to all the visual responses.
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1. What is usually your mood when you wake up in the morning?
This image depicts the blurred boundary between sleep and wakefulness. My face is emerging from a dream-like space into grey reality. Eyes wide open, but my mind is still effected by the surreal stories of my unconcsious. For colours and shapes I photographed the plants in our apartment as well as some trees on the street. I wanted to incorporate elements that surround me in the morning.
2. What was the craziest dream you ever had?
A typical and recurring scene would be me trying to protect small, helpless little creatures – animals, children, babies … sometimes they shrink to such tiny sizes or turn into small beetles that I end up losing them. In other dreams I find myself threatened – but never really attacked – by wild animals. Actually, I recently reviewed a few notes on past dreams and came across a very beautiful dream where I try to save a dying white horse. It was very heavy and drowning in black water – it became progressively harder to keep it afloat. So I combined this dream with another where three tigers enter my home and simply roam around while I am hiding inside of a wardrobe.
3: What does home mean to you?
This is a hard question. We can have so many homes and still not feeling at home. Moving from A to B, with X or Y. This image illustrates a nostalgic feel; memories of my childhood days, when home meant being carefree and happy. The black/white background represents this past. The coloured balls and marbles not only serve as toys, but also make up a kind of social galaxy that surrounds the child in the center.
4. What would you like to change about yourself?
Procrastination and too much thinking. The abstract head in the center refers to over- thinking, the chair on the top and the clock-eye symbolize the waiting. Nothing is really ordered or organised in this picture – everything is afloat. This is also about having too many thoughts oscillating inside my mind and starting to grow – just like the plant growing out of my head in this image.
5: If you could play a role in a film, who would you play?
When you set eyes on this scene, you can only guess what might happen next – most likely, the protagonist will take another step and then fall into the hole in the street or descend into the abyss. It is this mystery that defines the scene. While everything is bright as day, this eerie sheen prevails. Take a closer look and you will discover animals lurking in the bushes.