My art is a process of observing, feeling and thinking that explores the impossible boundaries and a sense of belonging, enriches the mind and offers space. The emotions and experiences that arise from this are like an invisible mirror in which you see yourself. The existence of man, the presence, the transience of things and transformation from which a new life arises, for me are like an inner journey where you discover your own treasure chest of your existence, where the relationship between past and present is inseparable, dynamic and timeless in nature. This path to the energetic experience leads to new spiritual paths, where I bring together the balance of different layers of existence and the human cycle, growth, decay and the endless rhythms and vibrations of life. I strive for each work of art to lead a life of its own, in which you are sucked into feeling and experiencing that actual reality. There is talk of a new beginning, a new view and a new future in the unknown existence.
In my project ‘'Մոռացում'' (Oblivion) I present a film and installation which is based on the journey made in Meghri , Armenia. Returning to my roots , I experienced the traces of the past , which gave me a sense of a timeless dimension . The story of my great - grandfather , who awoke from a coma after seven years , greatly touched me and made me think about how time and consciousness relate to each other and influence each other .
I remember a story about my great-grandfather , who was sent to Armenia in a coffin after the Second World War. Before he was buried , the family thought it was better to open the coffin , to make sure they did not felt the body someone else. When his family wanted to say their farewells they touched him and felt the body of my grandfather was still warm. After a month,the doctors said he would never come back to life. But my great - grandmother took him home and cared for him herself. To the surprise of the doctors he woke up for his coma after seven years and went on to live an active life until he was 86.
My work is about the search for an inner experience of time , where memories are made experienceable in the shape of fixation and transformation. I see life as a film reel where emotions come together , which deepens and strengthens human consciousness. These infinite memories arise into the new present , which breathes new life , is more valuable and makes us who we are today.
In my thesis I study how inner time is brought to light in art. The aim of this quest is to show how the sense of time can be evoked through works of art that make you think from a liberated consciousness.
Through the perception of time, inexplicable experiences arise that transform everyday reality and transcend thought. The artworks create an immaterial reality, which deepens and strengthens human consciousness.
My thesis starts with poems about my experiences in Armenia, which create a connection with my chapters. Next, I treat Bergson's theory of time as duration, which he says indicates the inner time of man. I also delve into Deleuze's theory of how time and motion images influence cinema. According to these theories, I analyze the film ''The Color of Pomegranate'' by Sergei Parajanov, in which the unity of time is made tangible. Bergson’s and Deleuze’s philosophy argue that inner time is in harmony with ourselves and the observable world. It opens the doors in our minds, which allow us to deepen the nature of time. This leads to a creative revaluation and inspiring view of reality. Inner time is part of our existence, which nourishes our creative mind. Every time we enter our inner reality, we feel a timeless dimension.
Parajanov’s film and collages make the individual experience of time tangible, where the past revives in the present as traces of memories, in which a mixture of the virtual and the imaginary takes place.
During this study I was interested in how the feeling of inner time is evoked in art. How do time and consciousness relate to perception? To what extent do the past, present and future relate to inner time and life? How is the past relived in the present? I discovered that inner time is like timeless traces that move like a film reel, where emotions and feelings come together and form a unity. It is for me a deep space inside our being, in which the treasure chest of human existence is hidden, where you can discover inner powers, creativity ,wisdom and insights. You always carry traces with you; they show your identity, where your soul is filled with pure feeling and inner time. The traces influence your view of life, which a connection between art, life and nature is created. Art can not only show the relationship between image and time, but also creates an inner time experience, which brings you into an endless stream of unpredictable experiences and imagination. Thus we come into deeper contact with the inner sense of time and the energy of life, which gives us new insights and possibilities in our life, makes us think and influences our perception.