Our Life in the Shadows
Influenced by the pursuit of the American Dream lifestyle and contemporary practices such as leisure, consumption, media over-stimulation, eternal youth, and the psychological sequels they generate in our everyday private life. The project seeks to evoke a mood of isolation, desperation, vanishing and anxiety through fragmented images that exist both in a real and fictional way. Philosopher Byung-Chul Han says we live in an era of exhaustion and fatigue, caused by an incessant compulsion to perform. We have left behind the immunological era, and now experience the nueronal era characterised by neuropsychiatric diseases such as depression, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, burnout syndrome and bipolar disorder. My characters find themselves almost anonymous, melting in places, vanishing into them, constantly looking for any possibility of escape. They find themselves alone, desperate and exhausted. Constantly in an odd line between trying and feeling defeated.