Jung and Freud believed natural unconscious sleep to be a place for the mind to heal from the days residue of unresolved problems. Disturbingly Similar were the attempts to cure homosexuality through the use of the unconscious mind. Drawing upon personal experience Dark Paradise invites the viewer to journey into a silent land where the cures for homosexuality are played out. The work performs a critical study into past and present forms of homosexual cures. The cures I present, some true and some fictitious, all so ridiculous they begin to display humor. The subjects within their peaceful and serene environments display the irony of the minds natural healing process combined with the forced, unnatural curing of homosexuality.
Mandarava Bricaire • Sadaf Chezari • Stella Consonni • Alexandra Davenport • James Ellis • Jasmine Gauthier • Silje Lovise Gjertsen • Adam Glibbery • Junnan Li • Louise Oates • Jenny Welton • Alex Wheeler • Luisa Whitton • Yuanyuan Yang •