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    The Space Between: A Psychological Odyssey into Ayoub Qanir’s Film Artificio Conceal
    By Sylvia Kalicinski

    Film director Ayoub Qanir pushes our ideologies, yet again, in his latest filmic adventure, Artificio Conceal— Eden is a place between chaos and order says the filmmaker. Throughout Qanir’s psychological thriller, one is pulled back and forth between the tension, one of opposing forces. The plot confronts the audience with themes of uncertainty and synchronicity. As characters are further revealed, one must question the powers of shadow and identity.

    “Identity is based on stories captured from our surroundings.”
    The writer/director builds intrigue, revealing our perception can not tell the difference between experiences lived, or ones simply imagined. Elements of both quantum mechanics and depth psychology rest deeply engaging. Traces of shadow elements in the story nudge The Cambridge Companion to Jung; According to Jungian analyst and author Sherry Salman, “The shadow is never removed or completely assimilated by the ego, rather there is an ethical imperative of acknowledging it, and taking creative responsibility for it, not continuing to project it”. Perhaps the dark forces and other antagonists appearing in films are aspects of our shadows asking for acknowledgment.

    The space between the conscious and unconscious provokes individuation— Inside the gap between the known and unknown resides the prima materia for alchemical transformation. Archetypes of the trickster or thief can inspire chaos that leads to such change. The quintessential element of the thief or hacker fuels the narrative— One who steals time yet remains a part of us— A certain something that can never be stolen. Whether the protagonist appearing in a film, a dark force in a story; The space between chaos and order becomes fodder for growth.

    Qanir’s film has the feel of Chiaroscuro in art; Strong contrast between light and dark, pushing us to places of suspense and awe. Artificio Conceal contrasts man’s quest for identity and order against the darkness of shadow and disorder. James Hollis, a Jungian analyst and author writes, “Out of the tension of opposites, the new thing, the third is where gods and humans meet, where developmental healing occurs, and where meaning will still be found.” Perhaps, between chaos and order, man is confronted with the transcendent function of the psyche. Qanir suggests man must embrace chaos to survive and evolve. “Uncertainty, Mr. Wallace, is where God lives.” writes Qanir.

    The challenges we face between what we think we know and what we know that we don’t know create a psychological opportunity for organic expansion. Somewhere in-between is the key to the lapis philosophorum. Living between chaos and order is the Magnum Opus; The “Great work” that makes us the complex adaptive systems that we are today and are yet to become.


    Sylvia Kalicinski
    Sylvia Kalicinski, LMFT, is a transpersonal psychotherapist.
    Bridging the realms of quantum physics and transhumanism, Kalicinski's ongoing research focuses on the next frontier of the Human potential while investigating the edges of psychology.

    Kalicinski holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Additionally, Kalicinski bolsters extensive expertise in analytic training from the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles with direct supervision in Family Therapy with Dr. Salvador Minuchin.
    With a B.S., in Radio Television and Film from The University of Texas at Austin, Sylvia is creating a wider lens to promote the richness of Human/science capabilities.

    Currently, Sylvia is pursing her Ph.D. in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University under the umbrella of systemic theories and cybernetics, Kalicinski is exploring the next series of the mind, relationship, communication and h+.

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    Categories: psychology, quantum physics, therapy, film
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