In Hagit’s new creative – research work, which links in one way or another to her PhD, Hagit is revisiting the myth of Psyche, a mortal woman on a journey of self-knowledge in seeking true love with the god Amor, and researching with reference to Erich Neumann/Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic perspectives.
In our current cultural, social and artistic discourses we do not discuss enough (if at all) the ‘feminine’ or femininity. Nor do we see it enough in different artistic expressions and events. Therefore Hagit new research project aims to give an academic and scientific contextualization, methodology and terminology to the ‘feminine’. Additionally and inevitably it questions how and on what ground feminism and the ‘feminine’ can co-exist and inter-relate.
Hagit and a group of scholars and artists from the EU, UK and Norway will revisits the myth of Psyche, a mortal woman on a journey of self-knowledge, with reference to psychoanalytic perspectives. The tale would enable the group of collaborators and researchers to explore themes such as gender, aging, visibility, relevance, empathy, forced\abused empathy, responding, claiming (visibility/voice) and most than all the meeting points between feminism and femininity.
The re/search is physical; it is the body. The body in motion, in relations, as a listening\transformative entity. As a source of identification, separation, seduction and affect. The body as an ear and a text.
During the lockdown we all experienced in Spring 2020, Hagit started to develop this new project with her long-term collaborator Inbar Jeffery. The first research period, which happened online and while connecting with people from all around the world, ended in May 2020.
Since then we looked at all that was shared throughout this project - participants sent us so many beautiful moments, reflections, and responses by way of video, poetry and photography.
We also revisited the wonderfully insightful conversations we had on Zoom and really felt how important it was to open up the discussion and introduce the story in that way.
What we are sharing with you today is a video composition, which incorporates for us the spirit and essence of Psyche's tale, and reflects the aesthetics of this project as it develops. We really wanted to portray an energy, sadly not all videos could be used in this version but the sensibility of all your contributions is there.