2012, acrylic on canvas , diptych 140 x 200 cm
Seeing a dream and visible in a dream ...
Theseus fell asleep. Theseus sees a dream in which he forgot himself. He sees the dark corridors. He feels his heavy breathing. He is a beast and he knows it. The labyrinth kills him, and he kills anyone who appears in this trap.
But one day a monster will remember who it is, remember that it is just a dream.
The young woman will fall. Theseus will wake up. The monster will become only a memory ...
The diptych "The Dream of the Minotaur" is the story of the penetration of the hypnotic program into the human consciousness, which is reflected in the myth of the minotaur. Alien energy forms a labyrinth that creates dream scenes .... You can find echoes of this story in the classic novel of the cyberpunk "Neuromancer" by William Gibson. In it, the protagonist gets into the program / dream, into a world where there is no news from real life.
Another interpretation of the myth is shown in the movie "The Matrix", where Neo gets to a closed station with a train circling around.
You could escape from the program by creating a virus in the form of an object that strengthens attention - the so-called "ball of Ariadne." To do this, you need to establish a connection with your Alter-ego - Theseus. Alter-ego will penetrate into the dream, in the dream a bridge with reality will be created, awareness will arise and then closedness, the continuity of sleep will be destroyed ...
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