Rebis Alobar

Rebis Alobar

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I have narcolepsy. It’s a neurological disorder which causes me to fall asleep uncontrollably. A severe symptom of this condition is known as sleep paralysis. I’ve seen sleep paralysis referred to as “the most terrifying sleep disorder” and read about how it is caused by “demons” or is the closest one can ever come to “waking up dead.” For me, it is a way of life. I experience this phenomenon at least once a week. And yes, at one point it was just as horrifying as they say. But in my aging, I’ve learned to look at those instances, not as traumatic, but as an opportunity. An opportunity to explore a new ethereal frontier. To launch expeditions of the consciousness into the world between reality and nightmares, between the conscious and the subconscious, between this world and the next. But this place I go on these journeys inward, it has no tangible artifacts, nothing I can carry with me. All I collect is intangible. All I offer is art. Strange depictions of emotion and concept that just scratch the surface of what they attempt to represent. I lay paralyzed, in a dream-state with open eyes and contemplate the nature of existence, exploring the ethereal frontier, and this is...what I bring back



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