“365 Etudes For Celebrating Pleasure” is the title of a multimedia project made by Kamran Behrouz. This work consisted of daily drawings and text research regarding to philosophy, Art, psychoanalysis, political science, Pop culture etc.
The gesture of daily drawings is part of the concept of this work. An attempt is made in this project to reflect on the idea of literary collectivism. There are drawings, blogs and prints, tee-shirts, book/publication.
The book itself is an answer to an „Absolute frustration“ driven by the fact that having to deal with reality is painful, and art could consider as a solution, However secretly no one wants art to be true.
As Sebald argues „our solutions are re-description of our problems“and as being an independent Artist, one needs to deal with numerous boxes and categories created by politics, society, galleries, art institutions and academics in general. As Adam Philips puts it more psychoanalytically „If we do not feel the frustration we do not discover whether we have the wherewithal to deal with reality“.
So this project in its very basic form is an object which reclaims and declares this frustration with daily drawings as a strategy, to try to find a way of getting away with it and at the same time by celebrating it. “How can we celebrate in a world that is filled with destruction and frustration” is basically the main question in this work.
The book is one of the outcomes of this multimedia project, and the Tee-shirts are being produced as pages of the book. Traditionally in many different periods of time Tee-shirts were playing an important Role with carrying a message or a symbol.