Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation


http://www.feltspace.org/like-im-apart-/-shifting-terrains-a-quiet-disturbance/


https://eduardhelmbold.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/like-im-apart-steve-cybulka-feltspace/ 


Like I'm Apart, FELTspace Gallery, April 2015


Steven Cybulka’s Like I’m Apart is an immersive, provocative installation converting the front gallery of FELTspace into chaos. An inky dark space, there are fragments of glass and Perspex jutting out vertically from floor to ceiling. They pierce the space; separating and isolating human interaction. The omnipresent darkness points towards what Jung describes as the shadow archetype. According to Jung the shadow archetype are aspects of ourselves that the ego represses; what is repressed can be good or bad, but the shadow represents ideas challenging how we want to be perceived. Hence, Jung’s shadow commonly refers to our inner turmoils.


Colliding with shards of black Perspex that equal my height, I am surrounded and engulfed by jagged fragments of something that used to be a whole. Something has broken and the pieces are scattered across this space, blocking and obscuring my path. I can’t get past them. I am forced to stop and look at these ominous forms. Coloured lights illuminate the harsh edges of iceberg-like structures. These pieces are everywhere. The repetition of them is overwhelming and claustrophobic. Amongst the chaos, a reoccurring image persistently catches my eye – a girl with a hidden face and an elevated peace sign. I consider this image. I don’t understand it. A week passes, I think I might understand. The girl in the image is symbolic. Her peace sign is what we reveal of ourselves and her buried face is what we hide away. The image adds another layer of complexity to an installation that communicates ideas on individuality and identity – how we strive to be perceived and how this aligns with what we truly feel.  


Brianna Speigh



 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
  Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
 Like I'm Apart, perspex, glass, spray paint, dimensions variable, 2015 Sculpture Installation
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