The Victim is the protagonist of a conflict that can be manifested as the people captured in war, or the... Read More
The Victim is the protagonist of a conflict that can be manifested as the people captured in war, or the women in patriarchal and traditional societies who are deprived of their basic rights, the men and women who have been raped or have been subject to violence. It can as well those who hold a sexual identity of opposite gender rather than the gender of the body that they were born with, they don’t know anymore to which gender group, women or men they belong, or it can be as well someone who is diagnosed with cancer…
The first thing that comes to her/his mind is: “why me?”
In this installation of R.I.P, the victim mindset is examined from a different perspective. The victims, despite the fact they have been subject to violence, never reflect: “Why me?” Because she/he has deliberately chosen to adhere to her/his ideals and stand against oppression and has passed the boundary of "me" and has arrived in a whole new level: the “self-sacrifice”.
In this installation, I deliberately chose white as a symbol of purity, sincerity, and honesty. I also chose a special form of the collar that is normally used for both women’s and men’s clothing. I particularly avoided any reference to nationality or sex. I refer to people of the world as humans, who are equal in nature and in their rights.
I emphasize the “innocence” and “self-sacrifice” that can exist in all people regardless of gender, nationality or social structures.
The victim can be oppressed and even killed but is always victorious… a martyr…