The dark side of suspension of disbelief where the viewer forgets himself/herself and becomes immersed in what he/she is seeing or hearing instead.

There may have been no other time in history when the loss of self was as relevant and as ever -present as it is in the human experience today. Television, film, radio, freeways, supermarkets, riots and some art all invite the loss of self. At the heart of this phenomena is an overwhelming sense of despair and lack of positive human connection. The loss of self has been called “the epidemic of modern life.”

The artwork of Francis Bacon deals almost exclusively with the loss of self by inviting us to lose ourselves in the underlying despair itself, thus shedding light on the problem of empty lives.

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