© 2018 Julia Hofmann
“Each one has to find his peace from within.
And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
„Realitie(s)“ is dealing with the interplay of our outer environment and the inner state of mind. Two layers are describing the different states of the „outer-”and the „inner world”. The project outlines how and to which extend the outer condition influences the inner. This inner state which in turn influences the perception of our environment and makes it to „our reality “.
What is our mind doing when we are in a calm and relaxed situation? Are thoughts jumping back and forth? Or is it as calm as outside? What is the mind doing in situations that mean stress to us? Are we aware of these reactions?
Through the photographic representation of subtle and intangible processes, the project wants to encourage the viewer to observe his own state of mind and to critically analyse the perception of reality. Through these processes „ Realitie(s)” is thought to lead to an understanding that our inner state of mind doesn’t have to be influenced by our environment and that realty is not universal.
This cognition naturally leads to acceptance and respect of different perspectives- and lifestyles, to more tolerance towards other „realitie(s)“.
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