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The series “I Understand and I Wish to Continue” is a visual exploration of mortality salience. Mortality salience is the awareness by an individual that his or her death is inevitable.The term derives from terror management theory, which proposes that mortality salience causes existential anxiety that may be buffered by an individual’s cultural worldview and /or sense of self- esteem. The visual language of self- portrait and still life in the series, springs from religion,sci fi aesthetics, renaissance and Christianity, forming a type of cult. The title “ I Understand and I Wish to Continue” is a parallelism between mortality salience and the Terms of Service by which one must agree to abide in order to use a service. Terms of Service offer two options; either select “ I Understand and I Wish to Continue” or “ I do not wish to continue”. Options that humanity has to cope with from the start of its existence.
Emily Gaki is a photographer and visual artist. Fully accepting her artistic nature, she incorporates many forms of art in her work, resulting in pieces being expressed through mixed media.Experimenting with materials and art forms are an inherent element of her work.For Emily, art is a solid background on which human existence is questioned and re-evaluated.
Quotes: “Art is a solid background on which human existence is questioned and re-evaluated.”