Ego Me


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When the ego-mechanism fails,

Eros & Thanatos wake up.

Please, ego me.

For Ego Me Pieter investigated how the ego-mechanism fights the sexual and aggressive urges of the id. The solo became a competition between the Ego and the Id. De elevator in which the solo was performed became the body and the performer became the identity. 

Does the identity change according to its body?

How can an identity survive within a mechanical body?








created and performed by: Pieter Desmet

mentor: Natalie Gordon & Caroline D'Haese

photography: Mathias Theisen

Ego Me is part of the online archive of Platform In De Maak