NOBA Nordic Baltic contemporary art platform

Lilith, 2023

1 x 1 cm

reused textile, animated photo collages, projections

„Lilith“ draws from Carl Gustav Jung’s individuation process theory, that is also known as shadow work, deriving from the shadow archetype. The process calls people to make their repressed parts of the psyche conscious.

Lilith was Adam’s first wife who was sent away from paradise. Underworld, barren wasteland, kingdom of demons, or just hell – all of these words are used to describe the place where Lilith went. The word “shadow” fits into this list just as well.

Plants mostly start their earthly growing journey in the darkness. Whether it’s a bud of a leaf or a flower, it usually looks like it’s compressed or tightly packed together, making it seem tough, full of vitality, and at the same time vulnerable and soft. It’s like an alchemical process of becoming, while carrying the mothering embrace of the darkness of the soil, and the unconscious that has been made conscious. Our primordial mother is always there to catch us. We really have nowhere to fall.

Tutor: Anu Vahtra

Participated in the EKA TASE’23 graduation exhibition.




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