RENATE FERRO

In the project Fort/Da the artist contends that the usage of contemporary technological gadgetry traces childhood objectification.  Can it be that our identification and obsession with technological gadgetry is a manifestation of our own deep repressed anxiety about the presence and absence of our loved ones?  While we consistently put away and retrieve technology are we managing virtual presence? 

Freud theorized that the childhood game, Fort Da, allowed a child to manage anxiety about the absences of the mother through the disappearance and return of simple toy, a wooden stick ties to a piece of string.

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