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New Girl Dora’s Story ------- A New Interpretation of Freud’s Theory

When I first time looked at the art works of Zheng Wang, I saw a new Dora girl’s story, interpreting Freud’s theory about sex and human nature.  Freud was discovering the deep inside secret of the little girl, Dora, through the clue of her jumpy actions, her confession, and the content of her dreams.  Freud presented to the audience the complicated motivation hiding behind Dora’s hysteria, multi-triangular amativeness, and homosexual secrets.  While, in the new Dora’s story, or we can say, in the little girl Zheng Wang’s story, the audiences can reach to the deep insight of Zheng Wang’s mysterious changing sub-consciously dreaming world.  From this series of Zheng Wang’s art works, Oedipus complex psychology of Zheng Wang has been visualized.  The audience can see the significant influences of both psychology and physical sexual growth and variation to her subconscious, and embodied through her dreaming art works.



In the fairy tales of Zheng Wang, there are no men, only boys, because she thinks “men are impure, dirty and ugly”.  Why she has this kind of viewpoints?  What is she intent to escape from?  What are the differences between man and boy?  The answer is the mature of sexuality, including the growth status of man’s penis.  In the id of Zheng Wang, as a 25 year old blooming young girl, she has her primitive self; she has her basic desire, impulse, and vital force for subsistence.  Her id is the headspring of her psychological energy.  She wishes to do everything based on a simple happy principle, discard of social morality, behavior regulation, but to chase happiness, overindulgence, and abreaction.  Her id has her wild side, crazy side, enthusiastic side, evil side, even bloody, violent side.


 

In Zheng Wang’s ego, she try to make all her desired needed satisfied in a doable way or in a possible environment.  However, most of these type of desires, are oppressed in the reality.  In Zheng Wang’s superego, which is also the ideal part of human personality structure, Zheng Wang is trying to use the moral standard and behavior regulation during her postnatal study, just like the goal of to be a flower bud of motherland, to realize a not actually realistic target but tended to meet the society’s perfect ideal way requirements.  For example, the flying dream like a cosmonaut, carry a book bag, with Red Bible in the arm, but hold an alcohol bottle at the same time to actually against himself.  Two cute little children was reading carefully, but the books they are reading and going to read are actually Play Kids (VS Play Boy), and The Golden Lotus.  



In the fairy tale of Zheng Wang, some are in her ideology, but more of those are a reproduction of what is inside her subconscious or subliminal world.  In her paintings, there are strong trunk shape representing men’s penis; there are mellow rounded shape representing women.  There are the feelings of shy, confused, object, dislike at young girl’s menarche.  There are also jealous and desire for man’s penis, which women do not have.  In the fairyland described by Zheng Wang, the mushrooms are hints of men’s penis; flower buds are hints of women’s pussy.  She even incarnated herself as calla, while her head has been replaced with a penis.  She recorded the large charge and pleasure after sex, a full large drop of liquid is slipping down alone the surface the flower petal.  Her body went round and round, and her mind was vertiginous.  In another of her art works, her ear had worn through by a sharp tough steel hook, which is also a memory of her first time sex experience.  A little noble dressing boy, use a slingshot to shoot the shoe of a well dressed girl, who was sitting on the swing.  The slingshot is the desire of the boy, while the shoe is a metaphor of female’s sexual organ.  Mona Lisa is holding a bear doll which imply a penis.  All these are not part of a sex novel, but a visual reproduction of sexual consciousness and sex psychology.  



Human’s death distinct, also called thanatos, is the force to bring human back to time before state, which is, no life state.  Death is the end of life, so the final destination of life is death.  Death instinct generates attack, destroy, war, and other wrack and ruin behavior.  When it turns to human body internal system, it causes self-abuse, hurt themselves, or even suicide.  When it turns to external world, it causes attack, hate, murder, and so on.  In the bloodsucker sections of Zheng Wang’s art work, there are sword, gun, blood, and skull; there are zombie wedding, vampire’s love, hate, affections and enmity, there are suicide and murder, there are love and sex, there are life and death. 



Look at this series of Zheng Wang’s art work, just like reading Dora’s story, Freud’s theory has been interpreted chapter by chapter, section by section; it has been stated more visualized, more intuitively. 




新少女杜拉的故事

New Girl Dora’s Story

-------弗洛伊德理论新的诠释 

A New Interpretation of Freud’s Theory

艺术评论:唐庭斌


当我看到王挣的画,我仿佛又看到了一个新的杜拉Dora,在诠释着弗洛伊德的性的理论。弗洛伊德利用杜拉神经质的举动,她的自白以及梦的内容为线索,来探究她心灵的奥秘。隐藏在杜拉歇斯底里症背后的复杂动机、多重三角恋爱与同性恋秘密,完全呈现在大家面前。而在这组新少女杜拉或者说少女王挣的故事中,观众可以从她的画面深入到王挣那神秘莫测的心理深处和梦幻世界。从这些系列作品,观众可以了解杜拉—王挣的“俄底浦斯情结”的视觉化的再现,可以感受到一个少女的性心理发育变异对她的潜意识的重要影响,并通过她梦境般的作品体现出来。



在少女王挣的童话故事里,没有男人,只有男孩,因为她“认为男人是不纯洁的,胺脏而丑陋”的。为什么她会有这样的观点呢?为什么她在刻意回避呢?男人与男孩的区别在于哪里呢?性的成熟与否,包括男根的发育状态。在王挣的本我里,她作为一个25岁的青春少女,她有着原始的自己,有着包含生存所需的基本欲望、冲动和生命力。她的本我是她心理能量的源泉,希望按快乐原则行事,不理会社会道德、外在的行为规范,追求快乐,放纵和发泄。她的本我里面有狂野的一面,疯狂的一面,激情的一面,邪恶的一面,甚至是血腥暴力的一面。

在王挣的自我里面,她在试图使她的很多欲望通过一种可行的方式或者在一个可行的环境中得以实现。而这些很多欲望,在现实中都可能是被压抑着的。在王挣的超我里面,这也是是人格结构中代表理想的部分,王挣又在试图通过种种后天学习的道德标准行为规范祖国花骨朵的目标来实现一种非现实的但又是趋于社会要求的完美的方式去作为。比如航天员般的飞天梦想,背着书包夹着红宝书的学习状态,握着的酒瓶却又同时在叛逆这种行为方式。两个幼稚孩童却在认真研读着金瓶梅。



王挣的这个童话故事里,有些是她的意识形态里面的东西,但更多的是她的潜意识或者下意识的再现,通过她的画面再现描绘了出来。她的绘画里,有代表男根的强壮的株型,也有代表女性的柔美的圆形。有少女初潮的羞涩,困惑,排斥,讨厌,也有对男性男根的妒嫉,和渴望。在王挣描绘的仙境里面,有代表强壮男根的蘑菇形,也有代表女性阴户的花蕾。她甚至化身成了马蹄莲,而头颅则完全代之以男性阴茎;同时又描绘了性交后的快感,点滴饱满的液体沿着花瓣滑下来,她的身子则在旋转,在眩晕。她的耳朵被尖锐的闪亮的坚硬的钢钩穿破,也记录了性爱后的快感,尤其是初夜的记忆。小男孩身穿贵族服饰手里拿着弹弓去射在秋千上露出底裤的贵族千金的鞋子,弹弓是男性的欲望,而鞋子则隐喻女性的性器官。蒙娜丽萨也捏着代表男根的小熊玩偶。这不是性爱小说,这是性意思性心理的视觉再现。通过王挣的画笔,在画布上,流露了出来。



人的死亡本能即桑纳托斯(thanatos),是促使人类返回生命前非生命状态的力量。死亡是生命的终结,所有生命的最终目标是死亡。死亡本能派生出攻击、被坏、战争等一切毁灭行为。当它转向机体内部时,导致个体的自责,甚至自伤自杀,当它转向外部世界时,导致对他人的攻击、仇恨、谋杀等。在王挣的绘制的吸血鬼篇里面,也有刀有枪有血腥,有骷髅头,有僵尸婚礼有吸血鬼的爱恨情仇,有自杀有他杀,有爱有性有生有死。



看王挣的这组系列作品,犹如读新杜拉的故事,弗洛伊德的理论被一章章一节节的回放,被更视觉化更直观的陈诉了出来。



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