A photographic interpretation of Sigmund Freud and his model of depth psychology.
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Situated in the periphery of our urban agglomerations, we find places of transition. The denseness of urban space is repressed by the heralds of more original, more natural landscapes. As the vail of the night lays down on these places, the familiarity of the surroundings weakens. As the landscape covers itself in darkness, it ceases to allow us to view its whole anymore. Subconsciously, our senses sharpen as we cross these places. Our perception automatically intensifies. Therefore, room for our interpretation of the
perceived opens up. Hence, landscapes – respectively my pictures – turn into projection spaces for our fear, which we can project in these pictures, but don’t necessarily have to. On one hand these places – my pictures – provide potential to interpret our fear onto them, on the other hand they stay real, existing landscapes which we don’t have to fear. Sigmund Freud leads this discrepancy of our perception back to the three instances of our human psyche (Id, Ego, Super-ego
). The Id
is largely equatable with the unconscious. It is the instance of our instincts while the Super-ego
is a hoard of our personal life experience. The ego
counts as connector of the afore mentioned instances and is mainly
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equatable with the consciousness. While we walk through these places of transition – the Id
– the instance of our instincts is responsible for sharpening our senses. Therefore, it sets the base for the landscape as projection space for our fear.
Our individual socialization, as well as our experience – the Super-ego
– is the driving force of our projection. At the same time our consciousness – the id
– tries to reconcile instincts with experiences. The fluent transition of the three instances clarifies to us that these places are not only geographical but even psychic places of transition.