Eyes Wide Shut
In The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1979), Jean-François Lyotard is of the opinion that contemporary society rejects grand, universal structures such as religion, genius, etc. in favor of local narratives and personal myths. This is a world that looks upon itself as an anti-system while voraciously appropriating and borrowing from various cultures and ideologies, which it then decants in a plural process of fragmentation.
The exhibition project Eyes Wide Shut has as background the movie with the same title directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1999. Kubrick’s movie is an adaptation after the novel of the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler, “Traumnovelle” (“Dream Story”) from 1926.
Eyes Wide Shut is about what is hidden in the human minds, about what can only be perceived mentally. The mental play, the sensations developed following a psychological interrogation, the refuted and repressed desires create a state of mystery, uncertainty, which forces the limits of the real.