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Fort Da (2017)

In Freudian psychology, the "fort-da" game symbolizes the birth of symbolic thinking in humans. This theory originates from an intriguing incident where the German psychologist observed his one-year-old grandson playing with a spool attached to a string. The game involved the child repeatedly knocking down and retrieving the spool, accompanied by the words "Fort-Da" (there-gone).

In this context, the child's actions reflect a struggle with his mother's absence, mirroring the dynamics of abandonment. The spool represents the mother, its appearance and disappearance echoing her departures and returns.

Here, the mother is symbolized by nature, initially presented as an abstract blend of colors and shapes—a somewhat chaotic and unfamiliar entity. As one approaches the image, nature, depicted as a landscape, gradually emerges, prompting a realization of abandonment.

This symbolic process encapsulates the modern rapport between humans and "Mother" Nature. Today's individual has shifted from a close bond with nature to a reliance on the urban environment. Unconsciously, there's a longing for nature's presence. This perspective opens the door to recognizing this absence, offering a path to rediscovery.

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