temitope adeyeye

actual-i-sation

 

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but my making the darkness conscious”
 - Carl Jung.
 
An autobiographical video performance of cinematic images, sounds, and personal material exploring deconstructing the self. Inspiration for the performance comes Carl Rogers’ components of self-concept in humanistic psychology and Carl Jung concept of self realisation.
 
Rogers suggests that there are three types of self concept: how we see ourselves, how others see us and how we would like to be seen. Self concept is a person’s knowledge of who they are, and it is influenced by social situations more so in the younger stages of life. This video performance presents a manifestation of the different selves and tells a story illuminating to the fact we are not a singular self but many selves.