© Britta Lya Damian 2019
What do they want from me I wonder
Textile installation and oil on canvas
Arteriet, Kristiansand (NO)
Mostly I use skin as a surface and material for artistic processes. But the skin can also be perceived as a visual barrier from what is hiding inside. What is under the skin is invisible and mysterious.
My strong interest in biology, psychology and interpretation inspires my work. I am particularly inspired by Jacques Lacan's theory of "the real", which is all that one cannot describe through words or understand through thoughts. What to they want from me I wonder adresses the non-linguistic and our relationship to the unconscious. It examines the influence of the unconscious and unknown on our understanding of ourselves.