Existing since Ancient Greece/Plato’s time analogically, but perfected by the founder of the Analytical Psychology Swiss origin Dr.Carl Gustav Jung, archetypes are; untaught universal tendancies and models which can be found in every human being’s collective unconscious, that are composed in the course of time. Within the home/room archetype concept, Elif Özen’s works are not only interrogating the ongoing anxieties of humanity for ages such as protection, sheltering, possession etc. but also offers a dual sight for the individiual’s inner world. In one sense the space is restricted from outside, in the meantime it is filled from inside which inevitably leads them to a compulsary union, which may open a path to freedom in a broader sense. Özen also reveals, like the French poet A. Lamartine did in his famous poem “The Lake”, that we can never stop time but we can move ahaed of time, by optimizing and setting boundaries to it. Knowing our limits and limitations, in a way analyzing the self in a much broader and honest way,will lead us a to easily subclassify all kinds of related issues.
We are now confronted with the inner-space phenomenon: a crude and realistic inner view of the place which, due to lack of communication, is fully detached and isolated from the outside world. In other words, the walls that were erected by defence mechanisms stand as fragile scenery, designed for special eerie and fearful scenarios. Unaware of the walls that surround it, the interior turns into a psychically dark and mysteriously blind area whose traumatic dimensions are in agrant contrast with the realities of the outside world. This traumatic statement leaving itself behind substantially, almost offers the emotional scenes of a common story generalizing adapted to today once again.