I WISH YOU COULD SEE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE / YOU WISH I COULD SEE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE
A long and in-depth Imago conversation has been merged into a single quote, a form of cognitive semaphore that expresses both longing for a breakthrough and a simultaneous realization that the fusing of subjects will never happen.
Through a collective process of painting, the cognitive residue of performative imago therapy sessions is carved onto a 2D object but displayed as a three-dimensional sculpture. The mirroring function of interpreting a painting is pierced through the canvas and wood frame from the mirroring methods of the therapeutic session.
In the making of the work, Imago dialogue was used as a suggestive method. The purpose of this was to build bridges between conflicting beliefs and to create a climate of conversation where the respective parties are allowed to speak and are listened to. The process that prompted the work explores whether or not two separate individuals' horizons can ever meet, whether the very attempt to bring them together can generate something of value or give rise to unexpected side effects.
I WISH YOU COULD SEE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE / YOU WISH I COULD SEE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE (2015) Photo: DiPisaStasinski