Life noise/Death silence, 2013

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Freud believed that we have two basic instincts: Eros, the life drive and the death drive. He insists that neither one of these instincts is less essential then the other and that the phenomena of life arises from the concurrent or mutually opposing action of both.

Eros and the death drive are not opposites; one is simply not the other. Neither is one ‘good’ or the other ‘bad.’ They stimulate and refresh each other in a continuous feedback loop of interplay and interaction. My aim was to investigate these complex, deeply seeded instincts which we have been continuously (if unconsciously) trying to satisfy and balance since birth.
— Emma Field