Crisis of the Free Spirit
Crisis of the Free Spirit is a video performance responding to the challenge of absolute articulation and comprehension. “Is language an adequate expression of all Realities?” Friedrich Nietzsche asks in his essay On Truth and Lie in an Extra Moral Sense (1873) Can the self really speak? Can the reader really read? This piece is part of a bigger series exploring the limitations of language, imprisonment of incomprehension, voicelessness, while using appropriated voices as medium. Drawing its text from Nietzsche's Free Spirit, the words are re-ordered based on the frequency of their occurrence, the word “Human” and “Mask” being the most often used.