A monster is in general terms an entity (material or immaterial) that threatens one's own (in the wider sense) existence as it is experienced subjectively. There are many manifestations of monsters such as a serial rapist, an blood-thirsty dictator, a professional failure, a dream or an idea that has been given up.
I am exploring the following angles, concepts of the Process of how a monster is being created:
general (including political, technological, social aspects)
Social isolation is what every type of monster has in common. This social isolation comes in many forms as for example loneliness, fenced off common moral education/concepts/understanding, received violence (the opposite of not receiving violence which is regarded as normal in our society), professional failure (the opposite of success which is a common goal in our society) or one's present situation (which might be different from the situation one thought of as a child). I am not going to list all possible manifestations here as I would like to leave some room for the art viewer.
A monster consists of different layers. Each layer represents or is caused by an event plus an (re)action to this specific or a previous event. The total of all layers create an image that one can see. Further analysis of this image which would demand a three-dimensional approach/view of the specific object reveals a detailed history of the monster.
Besides the actual work for the exhibition I have come to realize that my work actual work has not as much importance as my attitude. I believe that greatness can only be achieved by courage and not caring about what the work provokes in other people, where it leads you to, what doors it will open or shut. I do not want to be careful about what I do. I see a monster in the fear of revealing what one really wants to reveal, show, oneself. Instead a lot of artists are overly careful as they want or need to achieve certain goals.
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