Anita Sieff
Psychic Perception
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Apsyche
Apsyche
Giulio Alessandri

Feeling is the Parameter of Contemporarity
Il Sentire è il Parametro del Contemporaneo
Marco Ferraris

Psychic Perception
La percezione psichica
Anita Sieff

A.A.A. (aderire all'aperto [adhering to the open]) - In search of Anita Sieff
A.A.A. (aderire all'aperto) - Cercasi Anita Sieff
Pierluigi Basso Fossali

Anita Sieff - La coscienza del vivere
Chiara Bertola

Situazioni della vita quotidiana: riconciliarsi con il presente
John Peter Nilsson

Prove di una "drammatica"
Stefano Coletto

Anita Sieff: Forms of Celebration
Anita Sieff: Forme di Celebrazione
Carlos Basualdo

The Art work as a place for relation
Opera come luogo della relazione
Chiara Bertola

The 21st Century Odalisque
Diane Lewis

Rethinking art practises: What is the new in new?
Riconsiderando le pratiche artistiche: Cosa c'è di nuovo nel nuovo?
John Peter Nilsson

Scultura sociale
Maria Paola Sutto

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Carlo Montanaro

La sperimentazione artistica in Guggenheim Public
Sandra Caroldi

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Patricia A. Simpson


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  The perception of one's psychic existence occurs during and through dream.  The human being is not capable of self-understanding and the integration his/her potentials unless these are assimilated in psychological terms.  At times, we undergo unpleasant experiences without realising that they are nothing other than projections of something we have not yet assimilated, not yet understood within ourselves. How can we emancipate ourselves? Through dream.  When we dream we have the opportunity to come into contact with a transversal communication that works on all the types of consciousness simultaneously.  Dream is an alchemical laboratory where psychic production occurs; disengaged from the conditioning and assumptions of wakefulness, it manages to put us in touch with our deeper and more authentic part.  The oneiric dimension is completely freed from the necessity to adapt to the external environment, yet it is as important as the wakeful state because it allows us to interact with our being.  During sleep we tune our consciousness as one would tune a piano, so that when we are awake we can clearly perceive our notes when we encounter physical experience, and we become aware, conscious.  Of course, the language of dreams needs to be deciphered and interpreted as it is connected to a system of mythological signs; indeed such was the language among human beings who once had only the function of the right hemisphere.  Psychological identification was a later phenomenon, tied in with the evolution of the left hemisphere; self-awareness as separate individuals, beings that were more or less independent from collective taboos and the organic rhythms of life.  In evolutionary terms, a new research into the human state comes from this affirmation of the ego, a quest for the centre of one's own interior being.  The appearance of this state marks the beginning of an integration of the spirit with what we might call the germination of re-polarized personality.  The two-lobed brain with its system of cerebral-spinal nerves is, in a symbolic and general sense, the territory in which the divine seed, when it becomes active within the mind, gradually changes the entire human being.  It is a involutional rather than an evolutionary process; it is a descent into the self.  Psyche accepts the challenge to confront her fears, to project them as forms to be observed, because she has discovered Eros, the desiring principle that has joined her to her own will.  Little by little, what she discovers by seeing, disappears, because it becomes integrated.  However, she still does not know this; the nervous system does not accept the change.  What she does not recognize as her own can only be accepted in numbness.  This is the myth of Narcissus.  It is also the way of Psyche, but Psyche does not escape from the absence she experiences because it seduces her.  Her unconsciousness becomes a strategy to generate the missing part that can lead her to the metamorphosis of regeneration. The price is only the loss of control.  Reality is not a thesis, it is a subordinate perception; what counts as relevant is not inseparable from the perceiver.  Our life is a dream, to which we, as far as we can remember, contribute to the creation.



Psyche, Ca' Pesaro - Galleria internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venezia, 2011