With the installation “Love Me”, I want to open up psychological questions with physical experiences. This installation explores the perspectives of everyday life, and enlightens the viewers by making them participate in the spatial and visual dimensions of the artwork. The visuality and the meaning of the installation become complete with the experience of the viewers.
The meaning of “Love Me” is to break up boundaries between the viewers and the installation, and to transmit a clear image to the spectators which they can engage with.
“Love Me” creates an experience where a sense of reality changes to a sense of having a dream. The viewers can visit a reconstruction of a dream, even if the dream doesn’t necessarily give any concept of dreams but of reality itself. When experiencing the installation, everything there seems to instantly grasp on your consciousness, and thus create a feeling that you are inside some reality.
The combination of a sculpture and installation also creates a surrealistic vision of the Statue of Eirene, the “Goddess of Peace”, carrying a child in her left arm – Plutus, the god of wealth from the ancient Greek religion and myth. The original statue of Cephisodotus the Elder is an allegory for Plutus prospering under the protection of Peace; it once constituted a public appeal to good sense.
“Love Me” is the second part of my series called “A Territory Under MaMa”. I am working on this series for the entire 2017. The last part of the series will be presented at Huuto Gallery from 28th of October to 12th of November 2017.
Yassine Khaled, 1988 Sefrou, Morocco
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