EXISTENCE

“We always find something, eh Didi, to give us the impression we exist?”, Gogo asked Didi.  “Yes, yes, we're magicians.” Didi replied.

 

My work was inspired by the Existentialist play Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. In the show, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo) are waiting for a third person, Godot, to arrive, but Godot never showed up. The show questions the reason for human existence on the earth and suggests that life itself has no meaning and is full of suffering. Meanwhile, another Existentialism writer Jean-Paul Sartre wrote in his book Nausea, “...life begins on the other side of despair.”