b. 1971, Turkey
Violets was ostensibly quite asexual, but very boldly, as it seemed to me. I thought I could trace a secret meaning for the word in an uncontinuous link with the French word ‘viol’ (rape). To my surprise, the dreamer gave an association with the English word ‘violate’. The dream had made use of the great chance similarity between the words ‘violet’ and ‘violate’ – the difference in their pronunciation lies merely in the different stress upon their final syllables – in order to express in the language flowers.
— Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams
(Text: friends + neighbours catalogue, 2000)Back to Artists