My bachelor thesis on topic Fragmented (un)reality is about the fragile relationship between me and my brother suffering from schizophrenia. During the thesis I observed my brother’s behavior, especially his state of mind and the problems he faces on a daily basis.
The installation involves working with casts of my brother’s head transferred into blown glass and then shock-broken by internal stress, whereby I put hundreds of shards back together and fused them back together as a metaphor for trying to help heal my sick brother. The suspended head surrounding the mirrored surfaces creating the illusion of an altered state of consciousness. The installation is accompanied by a soundtrack evoked by auditory hallucinations.