I DREAMT WE WEREN’T SO TIRED (2006-2012)
A self-portrait exploration of exhaustion as a modern epidemic. We are all now part of a world that has been incessantly changing for the last 10-15 years and becoming ever faster with each passing day. Whether due to inconceivable technological advancements on a global scale and the way this has re-shaped our lives, or independent of these changes the growing prevalence of concepts such as "modernization" and "urbanization", the modern individual has been wedged in the middle of strong tides of change.
While these developments may have empowered us to become more individualistic, more "liberated" and more in touch with the external world, they have also, as especially in many Western cultures where consumerism plays a major role, made more apparent the effects of spiritual, mental and physical exhaustion in other parts of the world as well. The average person, unable to compete with the speed of supercomputers, has now succumbed to the technology invented to ease their own life in the first place, and constantly struggles to adapt and reinvent themselves without having the opportunity to process their own emotions and mental processions. Today, the modern individual knows very well the marathon one must run to constantly become "prettier", better," "richer," and "more productive," but also feels suffocated within the meaninglessness of it all.