Chaos of Thought and Passion

Single-channel video with sound
8 minutes

A mental state examination of Kanye West's public persona prompted by his song 'I Am A God’. The work asks whether this belief could satisfy a ‘grandiose delusion’ from a psychiatric perspective given his fame and celebrity status, and addresses the possibility that he is too great to be grandiose.

Chaos of thought and passion, all confused;
Still by himself abused, or disabused;
Created half to rise, and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, yet a prey to all

- Alexander Pope, from An Essay on Man, 1733-1734

Part of Recommended for You, Ali Baba, 2015.