Human behaviour and the consequences of our actions on society is something that has always intrigued me. After I completed my degree in Fine Arts I put myself through an experiment in an attempt to understand humanity. I got a job in a restaurant, an occupation unknown to me and I was the foreigner among individuals from two countries who lived together for hundreds of years. There was always conflict between them but through time things changed as they became accustomed to each other and finally through the latest generation we see marriages between them. When I arrived I instantly became the one thing they had in common. I was the outsider, the foreigner, I have read about racism, discrimination and prejudice but I never experienced it. Being the foreigner in a society I experienced at first-hand kind of human behaviour which eventually led to my isolation. I start doubting my abilities as an individual, I had no a value as a human being. There was an immense lack of experience in life from my behalf. I realised that before this experiment I deliberately avoided putting myself in uncomfortable situations. I have yet to master this human action.
- Still life
Why is a child’s brain able to adapt far better than an adult’s? One could suggest that the only difference is that a child’s brain has not experienced living in a single society long enough for it to become ingrained or drummed into the brain. Does this mean that their consciousness is still functioning?
Do the French agree with English as the common tongue? The Italians, the Russians, the Germans? How do we interpret history when we write it down? What character do we give to the phrase ‘The common language of the ancient world was Greek’? Did people of that era honestly walk around in slow motion with shiny white cloaks while the Chariots of Fire by Vangelis Papathanassiou was playing at the background? Let's try to give some character to the interpretation of ‘The common language of the ancient world was Greek’.
The pursuit of a composition for some reason created order in my mind. The discipline that was necessary in order to create a composition brought the order. Thru order, calmness has settled in and anxiety thru time has "vanished". What actions of the brain are needed in order to have the reaction that we call a composition?