AYA BEN AMOR
Q&A WITH AYA BEN AMOR:
CC: “Rotating Pigs”, elaborate on the title.
E.B.A: This artwork is an extension of my experience with sleep paralysis, that is what I actually saw, sculptures of pale white pigs. My decision not to include what I actually saw relies solely on the fact that I want the viewer to experience what I felt rather than what I saw.
CC: What made you want to create an artwork out of this experience?
E.B.A: Creating art for me has always been a personal outlet, it is how I close chapters and open new ones. With this experience specifically, I wanted to find comfort in the process of creation – in opposition to the actual state of the event.
CC: Tell us more about the visuals you chose to show us.
E.B.A: I chose to show a still photo because my experience was quick, I did not have the chance to capture enough elements in real time. The accompanying audio is a fear component present to deliver elements of fright and panic that are blind.