Hyper-Palimpsest

Solo exhibition in Freud’s Dreams Museum
Saint Petersburg. Bolshoy pr. Petrogradskaya storona, 18A

11th October – 7th November 2009

 

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The exhibition displays a number of printed works, which are digital collages consisting of an accumulation of superimposed layers that form a complex tangle of images, texts and meanings –like a hyper-palimpsest. This term was coined by Russian linguist Andrey Zaliznyak to refer to the Novgorod Codex, an 11th century old book unearthed on July 13, 2000 in Novgorod (not far from St Petersburg) in which hundreds of texts have left their traces on an almost inextricable tangle. The contents of the digital collages are deeply rooted in psychoanalytical concepts. Psychoanalysis is used here as a tool to reflect on the nature of subjectivity, which ultimately leads to the disclosure of any boundary between the subject and the Other as a primary illusion. This is why all the characters that appear in my works are invaded by their surroundings in both a physical and psychical way, as if the world passing through them would fulfill their fundamental lack. For this exhibition all my printed works have been gathered and showed together for the first time.

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