mixed media installation by depart (leonhard lass, gregor ladenhauf)
Altar Ego’s main focus is the projection as a mechanism of the psyche. Inspired by a recording that documents a choleric outburst of the tennis player John McEnroe, Depart mounted portraits of themselves on a mock triptych. The Freudian categories id, ego and super-ego form a psychoanalytical triad, a field of tension in which the futile efforts of Sisyphus meet the tragic vanity of Narcissus.
The suppressed inner motive becomes the linchpin that distorts perception and its selfreflection.