Untitled 2015 by Andrea Knezovic
Dimensions: 30 x 45
Technique: ink jet print
Dreams are one thing everyone has in common. As Jack Kerouac put it, “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” Dreams are mysterious and unexplainable and they help us escape to another world, freed from all limitations that our earthly life has. In the Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud said, “The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.”
I would argue that most artists are lucid dreamers who abandon themselves feverishly – communing with other worlds, connecting with the subconscious, drowning in imagery, and reaching out into the ether. In the series of photographs called Untitled 2015, I deal with escaping from realism, reaching a fantasy world, seeking out an altered state of consciousness removed from the humdrum. I use my own hair as a mysterious veil that magically removes me from reality while protecting me from it at the same time.
Descending into the subconscious, traveling through the astral, imagining, dreaming and existing.