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NAME: EGO

AUTHOR: Austrian artist Klaus Obermaier with Stefano D’Alessio and Martina Menegon.

DESCRIPTION: This interactive installation explores Lacan’s “mirror stage”, a psychoanalytic concept which “describes the formation of the Ego via the process of objectification.” As Obermaier explains, “the Ego is the result of a conflict between one’s perceived visual appearance and one’s emotional experience. This identification is what Lacan called alienation. EGO re-stages and reverses the process of alienation by enhancing and deforming the mirror image by the movements of the users.” One cannot see his proper reflection but is instead confronted with a character made of lines who follows his every move. The self gets then a new abstract representation that blurs the frontier between real and symbolic. 

AMUSEMENT RATE: EGO can have many different interpretations. A visitor might not suspect the psychoanalytic aspect of the piece and still enjoy its fun and interactive component but Klaus Obermaier’s explanation of his work does give EGO a surprising depth. It is quite rare to see performance, psychoanalysis and technology come together to produce such a sensitive and interesting result.

Source: Creative Applications

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Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By AMUSEMENT

 

ego_04-800x500

NAME: EGO

AUTHOR: Austrian artist Klaus Obermaier with Stefano D’Alessio and Martina Menegon.

DESCRIPTION: This interactive installation explores Lacan’s “mirror stage”, a psychoanalytic concept which “describes the formation of the Ego via the process of objectification.” As Obermaier explains, “the Ego is the result of a conflict between one’s perceived visual appearance and one’s emotional experience. This identification is what Lacan called alienation. EGO re-stages and reverses the process of alienation by enhancing and deforming the mirror image by the movements of the users.” One cannot see his proper reflection but is instead confronted with a character made of lines who follows his every move. The self gets then a new abstract representation that blurs the frontier between real and symbolic. 

AMUSEMENT RATE: EGO can have many different interpretations. A visitor might not suspect the psychoanalytic aspect of the piece and still enjoy its fun and interactive component but Klaus Obermaier’s explanation of his work does give EGO a surprising depth. It is quite rare to see performance, psychoanalysis and technology come together to produce such a sensitive and interesting result.

Source: Creative Applications

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ego_01ego_screen_04
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