The Arousal Of Memory

The Arousal Of Memory
2016, Collage of pictures, Black & White, Dimensions: Α3
"The photo depictis me and my mother"​

The oral stage (1st year): it is the source of great pleasure, nursing. This is the stage of the greatest dependence, the child is passive and receptive. Fixation at this stage makes a person develop narcissistic characteristics. The other people are identified only by what they can provide. There are excessive demands which are expressed sometimes with modesty and other times imploringly or aggressively
As I was recollecting my childhood, I realized that there was no picture of my mother and I (due to the fact that my parents divorced a little after my birth). The absence of my mother defined and contributed to the development of my character.
Through this work, I attempt to represent a missing piece of infancy and maybe the most important: Nursing.
An image which includes hundreds of others, but never existed, emerges in the conscious and defines the existence.
An attempt to restore a relationship between mother and child through photo imaging of an action which never actually occurred. And eventually, an attempt to compose a self, who seeks to break the narcissistic shackles, to love and to be loved, to be freed from an ego which rules and leads the person to loneliness.
The photo imaging validates a fact which has been constructed in my fantasy in order to be able to exist…