The ‘subconscious’ concerns the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one’s actions and feelings. As Freud stated, the unconscious, the purpose of dreams, is to fulfil repressed wishes since they cannot be fulfilled in real life.
COVID-19 has created a world with less freedom, movement, and interaction as we all deal with alternative ways of living. It has isolated individuals from both family and friends, forcing us to internalise our actions and feelings, as we look for peace elsewhere. This project explores how individuals would rather escape to their subconscious self, as it is a dependable and safe space.
Alternative spaces are explored throughout this series – spaces in which we believe we can rely on, especially due to sudden external uncertainties and changes. I also highlight the feelings involved as people live their lives through these suppressed feelings.