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De Construction

[DE]CONSTRUCTION is a video based on a fragment of the Herman Hesse’s novel: ‘Steppenwolf’. On the door of a room of the ‘Magic Theatre’ appears the inscription: “Reconstruction of personality, guaranteed result”. In a similar room, in the video, a chess player invites the protagonist to deconstruct her personality by looking herself in a mirror, to use her different ‘egos’ as chess pieces , to play with them and finally reconstruct a new personality. During this process the protagonist has to discover her various personalities and to confront her fears, memories and thoughts. With her personality rebuilt through the combination of her various pieces, she is ready to leave the chess player’s room. But can she really leave this room, or is this a process that lasts the entire lifetime?

Antonopoulou Katerina