Pleasure Drive is an exhibition and performance event that captures the tension held between Sigmund Freud’s mythological constructs of the Life (Eros) and Death (Thanatos) Drives. In his paper Beyond the Pleasure Principle he proposes that ‘the goal of all life is death’.
In response to this primal energy the work is a journey through symbolism, movement, stillness, speed, conflict, hedonism, nihilism, exuberance, excess and sexual lust.
Life and death and the conflation of these drives in all their intensity is the destination for Pleasure Drive, which reflects the broader themes and curatorial interests of GSL Projekt, which in particular initiates and promotes projects that blur the boundaries between psychoanalysis and the arts incorporating philosophical and linguistic approaches.
For Pleasure Drive artist collective the Cult of Rammellzee present:
∑X ÷ Oº × POX = ∑ Consciousness — The Glue that Drives Us
An immersive ritual of collective frenzy exploring the creative and destructive drives channeled and relayed through the myth surrounding RAMM: ∑LL: Z∑∑, Gothic Futurist philosopher, artist and panzer armoured MC.