Connor Botherway-Hill

Untitled, 2022

We feel most secure when we are oriented with our circumstances. Ernst Jentsch called it ‘intellectual mastery’, noting how ‘intellectual certainty provides psychical shelter in the struggle for existence.’ The security of knowledge can however be distorted by mistranslation and ambiguity. Untitled probes unfamiliarity with the most familiar form of all, the human form. Drawing from its roots in surrealist theories pertaining to the wandering tendencies of the subconscious mind, and the informe qualities of fragmentation. To ‘redraft the map of what we would have thought the most familiar of terrains’. It is a dubious representation of ‘self’ coexisting with ‘other’.