‘Unknown’ series sheds light on the conspicuously emerging self-crisis of the alienated modern individuals within the current accelerated transition into the digital era. Advancement of scientific technology in combination with the intensification of capitalism isolates people and intensifies narcissism by debilitating otherness, the existential foundation of the ego.
In particular, the internet and progressive communication media create a multitude of connections that transcend space and distance, however, it also undermines the presence of others and results in the inability to make any relationships. In this virtual space, the individual is inundated in the world of ‘likes’, which causes the ego to succumb to illness. This phenomena is observed as a lack of ‘eroticism’ in the world the originator experiences.
Eroticism is a defining element of the true nature of others. An ego that has fallen into spectacle is only exhibited and exposed, and eliminates erotic expectations. The most erotic is the serendipitously captured semblance of a fleeting instance in the most agonizing moment in the life of any entity. ‘Reinvention of Love’ expresses eroticism as a resistance to the disintegration of the ego that is akin to the entombing of the ruins at Pompeii.