Assotiation: Don't Go Right, Don't Go Left, Don't Go Up

Most fears are ephemeral. When we are children, we don't know what we should and should not do. A child can come up to a big dog without any fear, and only if the dog barks or attacks him, he develops a fear of dogs – his brain will add them to the list of things to fear. Our instinct of self-preservation intensifies, covering our conscience with fears as if they were shingles. Television teaches us to be afraid of flying, or heights, or unknown foods, or people from other places. Personal experiences add to that. But the instinct of self-conscience can be tamed – you can pull fears out of your head by doing something you were afraid of doing before, and creating your own collection of "tamed fears".

The Big Implosion Theory exhibition, Moscow, 2020