In Freudian psychology, displacement is an unconscious defence mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable.
Kobie Nel's 'The Shape of Things to Come' intimately plays with displacement of everyday thoughts of female sexuality, psychology, death and a longing for something to arrive.
"My work is engaged in the ways that falseness/staged can bring us closer to the world. I pursue this through a variety of overlapping strategies that in some way alienate the “natural” view in the hope that the viewer will, by engaging this alienation, come into more active terms with the picture."
South African artist Kobie Nel (b.1984) studied her BA of Art (Photography) in Melbourne at The Royal Institute of Technology. Kobie has participated in a number of group shows most recently she was chosen to exhibit work in Mirror Mirror: Contemporary photographic self-portraiture curated by Linsey Gosper in Melbourne. She was also a finalist for The National Photographic Portrait Gallery in Australia. Kobie is currently working on projects in Scandinavia and is attending the international SIM Residency in Reykjavik this forthcoming March.
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