Maya Ella


Video art, 02:17 min. 2019, Israel

According to Carl Jung, the individuation process consists of two parts: First, the young person begins to distinguish between things that are him and things that are not him. At a later stage comes the desire for integration – uniting the internal contradictions in one’s personality. The work focuses on the attempt to shed the personal, private skin, and join the general movement, the cycle of nature’s growth and decay. Alongside these, the work offers an alternative to the Western mindset that places man at the center. So much suffering could have been avoided if we would let go of the isolated ego and agreed to acknowledge its limitations.