mitsein (2020)

Collage works. Found images, acrylic paint and oil pastel on canvas board.

‘Mitsein’ refers to human existence as it is constituted by a relationship with others. Translated as “being-with”, Heidegger uses the term to denote an essential characteristic of human life. Mitsein has also been used in psychoanalytic theory to describe the relationship between mother and baby before the infant has learnt to distinguish themselves from other objects.