By investing the time of a performance the installation "Mood Motel", the artist stages her own mise en scène. While following the plot of her own narrative, she will deploy, like a movie director on set, various effects like sounds, scents, smoke, music, colored ambiances connected to the emotional spectrum, etc.
All the senses of the audience are called on during the act in which Mauren Brodbeck will also take part through her own compositions who includes music, speech, whispers and singing, the audience will live an experience that triggers all the senses and deep connection to the artist. While evoking solitude, the feeling of isolation or comfort food, imagination of a suffocating heat, the sticky ketchup from bad fast food...for the artist it is a question of creating an immediate and powerful connection with the spectator with the help of largely gripping images.
This performance also allows the artist to address topics close to her heart. Among these, the theory of the Ghost in the Machine according to the critical formula drawn from Cartesianism in 1949 by the British philosopher Gilbert Ryle, or Carl Gustav Jung's persona; a term by which the Swiss psychiatrist describes the social face of our personality which we create to respond to society's demands. This need for integration and adaptation that obliges us to hide whole swathes of our internal life, begs the question: who are we when our mask falls away, like for example, when we find ourselves alone in a room?
Are we tempted to undo yet another mask or is it a chance for us to recover our real self? These are the subjects Mauren Brodbeck explores throughout the performance, with the aim of uncovering what is at the core of our personality, that Self to whose voice, according to Jung, it is always advisable to listen.
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