This is a video performance by Arash Ghahari Kermani. He is "destroying" his own artworks. All rights reserved. The person on the video is me as the performer, director, and editor. Camera: Jon Revett, Dilara Öğüt, Sahil Prasla.
When we say making an artwork, usually we mean creating an object of art by an artist. Yet the question is how do we define creation? Sometimes a work of art can challenge us with binary opposition in meaning and consistency. In that case, the classic notion of the artwork may change; Does destroying an artwork essentially make a new work of art? Here we will discuss on how human interpretations based on the perceptions can change the meaning of an artwork and make a confusing binary about the presence of the artwork. Along with the study of semiotics and discussing metaphors, this is an analysis that goes on in a psychoanalytic interpretation of the work of art.