What is hidden behind myself is an interior composed of elements that are not censored by superego and permitted by society. When we show this up front we can survive the potential loss of relationships, the so-called exclusion from society, and create a kind and selfless persona. An act that covers up irregular and mixed interior matters with a soft and smooth silk fabric is an act that brings loss of energy and emotional pains but these practices make us become who we are in society. However, a persona that is created not to be isolated and ‘the real me’ are ironically different from their starting point but as time passes their boundaries become ambiguous and they become difficult to be what is real within me. As ‘the real me’ becomes a persona, and a persona becomes ‘the real me’, we are confused at every moment.
Can you say that your persona is not the real you?
The Persona Series represents the objects covered by silk fabric with achromatic color backgrounds of scenes after looking at individuals’ interiors through various psychology consultation cases.
The interviews that are exhibited together with a final work are the edited verbatim counseling records made public with the agreement of that individual.
“아주 힘들땐 딱히 방법이 없는 것 같아요.
그냥 견디는 거? 증상이 오면 약 먹고…. 기다려요.
최대한 아무것도 하지 않고요. 그냥 아무 생각 안 하고 기다려요, 괜찮아지길.
근데 무서워요. 그런 때가 또 올 수도 있다는 게.
근데 저는 아무것도 할 수 없잖아요.”
“희망이 아예 없는 건 아니거든요?
근데 예상치도 못한 순간에 그렇게 될 수 있다는 게 무서워요.”
“막연한 거죠. 막연한데 그냥 그렇게 될 것 같아요.”