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Toni Hamel’s The land of Id Allows Viewers Opportunities to Examine the Relationships between Humans and the Natural Environment #ArtTuesday

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From ToniHamel.net via Hi•Fructose:

In Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the Id refers to the component of our psyche responsible for our most primitive impulses and drives. It is an egocentric, all-consuming urge to satisfy our immediate needs and desires without any consideration for possible consequences or repercussions.

Such theory perfectly describes our contemporary attitude toward our surroundings. Continuing my discourse on human behaviour, The land of Id focuses on humanity’s relationship with the natural environment offering two alternative yet equally interesting points of view. If on one hand it confronts us with the disastrous results of our ill-conceived rapport with nature, on the other it offers some levity and food for thought. The land of Id becomes a topsy-turvy world filled with tension and instability, where everything appears possible yet nothing is what it seems. Through symbolism and satire, The Land of Id eventually alerts us about the dangerous effects of our exploitative behaviours.

Read more about The land of Id and see more of Toni Hamel’s work


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