“Thanatos”
2014

In this project I want to talk about the delicate act of self-injury and its inherent emotional process, strarting from the studies of Freud on the primitive instincts of Life and Death, whose conflict ingenerates the psichological tension referred to as “Thanatos”.
The exacerbation of such tension generates an endless spiral of violence, where relief is found exlcusively in the self-destructive gesture.
I choose to go beyond the mere action itself os self-injurying: my intention is to disclose the emotional journey, the climax of pleasure and despair that torments and delights the subject’s mind at the same time.
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In questo progetto ho voluto affrontare il delicato atto dell’autolesionismo e il relativo percorso emotivo, partendo dagli studi di Freud su le Pulsioni di Vita e Morte il cui conflitto genera la tensione psicologica denominata “Thanatos”.
Il culmine di tale tensione genera un spirale interminabile di violenza, che trova sollievo solo attraverso il gesto autodistruttivo.
Ho scelto di non mostrare l’atto nella sua fisicità soffermandomi esclusivamente sul percorso interno del soggetto: tormentato e inebriato nel provare allo stesso tempo l’apice del piacere e della disperazione.

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