'In this world, there is no absolute good, no absolute evil. Good and evil are not fixed, stable entities but are continually trading places. A good may be transformed into an evil in the next second. And vice versa.
– Haruki Murakami '1Q84' –
The 'Sweet Dreams' installation was inspired by the issue of cognitive schemata. I wanted to explore the collision of cognitive representation - a mental equivalent of an object that actually exists - with an object whose features stretch beyond conceptual categories.
My goal was to show the ambiguity of the concept by stripping it of its basic meaning. In 'Sweet dreams' I combined opposing features to prove that it is impossible to fully separate 'good' from 'evil'.
object | pillowcase, feather, chicken feet | 35x35 cm | 2013