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Manifestations of The Ipseity

Jetshri Bhadviya's avatar Jetshri Bhadviya

Like the poets and writers who inspire her, Jetshri Bhadviya makes art as a way to give visual form to big philosophical issues, like what it means to be a conscious being, or the relationship between our minds, bodies, and environments. In Bhadviya‘s video, Manifestations of the Ipseity, an ambiguous figure tumbles and writhes against a blank ground; at times the figure and background seem to merge into one. This vivid image conveys both struggle and determination, and perhaps an endless search for meaning that may or may not exist. The word Ipseity is defined as the individual and their being in one – a difficult idea to grasp, yet one that compelled the artist to create this odd and mysterious imagery. The concept of “the soul” exists both inside and beyond a person’s body. By presenting a figure without identifiable characteristics, Bhadviya is also attempting to represent the soul within.

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  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Medium: Video
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  • Year created: 2015
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