DERMA

“As much appearance, so much being. Once I found out that something can be close only if brought to (it)self from afar. In other words, closeness is not so much a place situated in the most immediate proximity, as the finality of a movement towards (it)self proceeding from the depth of remoteness. On the other hand, any movement must take place, i.e. unfold, in a certain space, in a horizon which de-limitates it and, as such, a certain horizon of remoteness is a necessary condition for any closeness; paradoxically, thereby, that which is most proximate is, in its raw immediacy, the fremdest, precisely because it is not far enough to come closer to (it)self.
In the end, even by its etymological meaning, existence as ex-sistentia amounts to standing-out. Out of what and to whom? Out of (it)self and to (it)self. For awareness this entails that it must perpetually project itself in the remote depth of the unconscious if it is to actually become of (it)Self. For the Self this entails that it must perpetually project itself in the remote depth of awareness if it is to reach (it)Self. The dream is the resultant of these two movements.
Precisely thereby does the unconscious function as the Self-projective horizon of awareness – that is of the Self into awareness and of awareness into it(Self). In other words, just as the horizon lies in-between close and afar and precisely thereby de-limitates, the dream is the in-between between the epidermis of awareness and the dermis of the unconscious Self. Thereby it captures the projection of the Self into awareness and of awareness into the Self. The convergence of these two projections generates the existence.”

[Mihai Novac, about Derma project.]