Art Therapy

An Actress and a Character

Work Medium

Tissue rolls

Work Dimension

90 x 90 x 100


On the stage an actress cannot be herself, she has to become a character. The character disconnects with her feelings. The feelings of anger, pain, and rage that the actress has to perform inevitably and repeatedly. She drifts between fantasy and reality. “To be or not to be. To feel or not to feel.” she said to herself. She identifies herself with the character and feels overwhelmed. Endlessly, like a vicious circle, she continues to intensify herself with the character until she is the character. It was as if she could no longer differentiate between her own feeling and the character’s.  Off the stage, she wonders who she is, herself or the character?