My series aims to dig into the loneliness and difficulties of being in a relationship, mostly when the relationship is essentially at an endpoint. As with all my latest works, I investigate the dynamic of relationship from the woman’s point of view, through a deep paradoxical combination of objects, colours and settings, with the function of recalling, as in a dream, the happiest days spent together. While the man is represented as distant and unconcerned, the woman suffers in silence, faced with this failure: the hardest part for her is admitting that their love is over.
The burden she bears, like a suitcase full of happy memories, prevents her from leaving. She stays, hidden by a veneer of normality, where everything appears vital, full of life, energy and joy. The staging I chose is made up of real settings - such as the intimacy of a house in an urban context. What the staging actually represents is the portrayal of her emotions - an escape from the truth: her love and passion are dead. She leads us through her memories, she wants to convince the observer nothing has changed. Effectively the only one she can convince is her man who, consciously and silently, pretends not to see.
The approach I opted for in the MIND POP project is clearly inspired by pop culture: not only in the vivid colours of the clothes but also in the choice of objects such as wigs, fashion jewellery, make-up and the neon sign. They are clearly in contradiction with the subject’s listless and melancholy state of mind, facing the end of a love story.