We easier talk about others rather than ourselves. We prefer to talk in general rather than referring to concrete examples. We prefer talking in the third person rather than the first. We prefer to rationalize our experiences in order to avoid our emotions. We try to bypass our vulnerability through objectivity rather than assumed subjectivity; like it would ever be possible for us to talk, to write, to crate by reducing all aspects of self.
The current project represents a counter-exercise to the above phenomenon, bringing in front the personal subjective experience.
“Who are the dragons you are running from?” is a recent, photographic series accompanied by a list of introspective questions regarding the process of re-connecting , “repairing” and becoming.
Like a shy creature, how much more will we be hiding in the woods?
Is building walls, letting people go, locking doors easier than meeting yourself?
Do you break others in order to keep yourself together?
Under the lies you tell yourself, which are the truths waiting to be unfolded?
Can you rest your fingers, unveil your palms, let yourself to be seen?
Who is feeding you?
Who is leaving you starving?
Are you following your deepest longings ?
Do you surrender to your deepest truths?
Do you try or do you hide behind self-fulfilling prophesies?
Do you take this risk of being misunderstood?
Do you listen to your pain or do you shy away from it?
Are you ready to let go of the self you know in order to become the self you are becoming?
Are you ready to kill anything familiar and dependable in order to grow into something new?