The Us by Florence Berthold

The Us by Florence Berthold

florence berthold bachelor of arts and media student
Installations and Book project, completed as part of the Bachelor of Arts and Media

Recipient of The Framing Rooms and Impressions joint Distinction in Studio Work award 2017.

From a young age, I have been asking myself existential questions. Why am I here? What is my life purpose? What does it mean to be human? Can I make a difference in the world?
Over the years, I have found fragmentary answers. Mostly, I became aware of the different parts of myself, as well as the people and other living beings around me.
I realized that there are too many points of views to be satisfied by a single truth. Each existence is unique and has an impact on the whole we form together, and on the space we all inhabit.
We are used to be part of political, religious, cultural and social groups to share our vision of the world and to make decision on the direction, we think, humankind should follow. But our different beliefs, experiences and knowledge divide us. How can we include what is unknown to us? How can we even understand it?

In my work, I am searching for a neutral place that belongs to all. I am looking for that space inside me, beyond the boundaries of my ego. I imagine all beings organized in a fractal; we are one at the beginning, and then, we divide our original essence in always smaller repetitions, to infinity.
With the practice of meditation and the use of intuition, I am trying to connect to our original essence, to hear the voice of us. Will you join me?

Find out more about NMIT’s Bachelor of Arts and Media programme.

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