The inner stranger



Intrapersonal-ethnological collection 
The inner stranger (lat. internus alienus) 
forms I – V
found in 2015
un red clay 

In long-term, ongoing explorations the researcher J. Sagert found the stranger in himself. Since the stranger is internal and as such can not be extracted, the forms were made of clay in a gentle approach. There is an increasing evidence that the stranger can be found in ourselves. 

J. Sagert comments on the importance of his discoveries: 

„This [the inner stranger] is what breaks the shell of the self, making it broader. We can integrate it in our identity without turning it off as a hard-shelled foreign body. We can learn to accept the uncertainty of the stranger in us and remain in constant inner contact with it. We can be aware of the uncanny, irrational emerging and greed in us and regret in the sense of Kierkegaard, because „Repentance is the expression of the fact that evil is a part of me.“ This step prevents the unconscious elimination of negativity: you do not unconsciously project onto others and strangers in order to ght them. From repentance only arises the freedom to choose, so that the „evil“ no longer has to be acted out reactively, but can be processed in self-integrating.“