MARTINA MEZAK

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„Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.“ Walt Whitman, Song to Myself „Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.“ Walt Whitman, Song to Myself

Throughout the history of mankind notions of multitude and unity were observed through different prisms. They were attempted to be perceived and defined by mythological, religious and philosophical ideas and conceptions. Today the world operates as a pre-agreed construction of reality. The conscious I is contaminated by a multitude of information and existing images, while the unconscious appears to serve for self-repression; its function as the coordinator is neither being utilized, nor is it perceived.

According to one of the theories of quantum physics, the universe functions as a hologram which projects our perceptions as matter, light and energy. According to this theory, reality is in a way a picture in picture, although each of its fractions contain information about the whole. Nevertheless, the whole is hard to grasp. Many fragmentary sensations we experience as consciousness are in fact unconscious, they are chaos and coincidence, while the essential is constantly slipping away. If unity is perceived as the conscious I, and multitude as the unconscious, it becomes apparent their interaction, regardless of our perception, is in constant turmoil.

This work attempts to abolish the illusion of what we perceive as separate or individual. Abstract images and sounds are interwoven into real images of the present in a dreamlike, mystical and even hectic three-dimensional composition. Multitudes speaks about our aspiration to unify fragments, events and things around us into an indivisible whole.