In 1938, Floyd fled Austria to England to escape the war and died in London the following year. Throughout his life, he pioneered the study of the subconscious mind and advanced psychology based on dreams.
In 2015, philosopher Han Byung-chul developed the theory of the "burnout society." He described today's society as a morbid landscape of neuronal disorders, including depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, borderline personality, and burnout.
In 2023, I visited Floyd's last mansion in England for the first time. As a chronic insomniac and someone who has experienced burnout, I tried to create a space for dialogue with Floyd. I captured moments of serenity around the place in the transient through photography, which served as a therapeutic process to alleviate burnout and to help me find myself.
Although this is a personal exploration, it also reflects wider psychological factors. We have all been confused and puzzled by dreams. Burnout is a common state of being outside of sleep. Are dreams an influence on our burnout, or do we let our burnout influence our dreaming? I used superimposition to overlay the photographs I captured, allowing past dreams and reality to intertwine once again. Through merging and connecting, I aimed to cultivate a state of serenity while self-examining the past. By combining fragments of Floyd's bedroom, bookstore, video, and the sudden black cat, I hope to present my attempts to find tranquillity in this place, as well as the cessation of weariness and the revelation of dreaming. Photography has become a tool for me to establish a connection with this place without words.