‘Post truth’ is defined in the Oxford Dictionaries as “the quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true.“ Post truth broadens that notion of an isolated quality of concrete assertions to a general characteristic of our age. “Spring Colors“ is a video installation and visual equivalent of the notion, with a prompt reminder of the illusion of reflection, and the necessity of decoding and interpreting what we see in order to determine a sense of reality. I aim to investigate intimate power structures and the fluid nature of truth and knowledge.
Seduction is an analytical thesis regarding the four seducer prototypes that reappear in conventional narratives. Each type has a specific repertoire that comes from deep within their character and creates a seductive attraction. Sirens have an excess of sexual energy and know how to make use of it. Perfect Lovers have a creative sensibility. Dandies like to play with their appearance, to form a fascinating and androgynous enticement and Coquettes are confident and captivating at essence. The concepts and approaches in this thesis are formed based on the writings and history of the most prosperous seducers in time. The sources include the seducer's personal chronicles and biographies (by Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra, and Casanova).