In denial (im not sick)

In denial (im not sick), 

marqueur, plastique,cire, led

90" X 30" 

2018

In denial (I’m not sick) is a reflection on the defense mechanism: denial. This project questions its impact on our physical and psychological health. Each day for two months, I wrote "I'm not sick" on several plastic surfaces soaked in wax that were then superposed. The obsessive nature of writing the same sentence over and over again allowed me to reflect on the act of refusing to confront painful memories. Indeed, the act of being in denial is the unconscious refusal to confront a reality that is perceived as traumatic or painful. For some, it is difficult to be vulnerable and these individuals will instead live in a state of denial for an indefinite period of time. This can build barrier between their notion of self and their inner truth.