Philosophy (Photographic Installation with Digital Programming)
Arduino programming (ATMEL microcontroller)
Two light boxes (old negatoscopes) made of metal, two Photo-prints (high contrast) on virgin synthetic plates (X-ray), garlands and electronic system with digital programming for random flash illumination.
80 x 55,4 cm.
Symbolically, this work is based on the dualistic heritage of scission and fracture typical of Western thought, but it also alludes to the principle of complementarity of “The Opposites”. Proposes a cultural autopsy, a dissection in the polarized thought with which the culture of this hemisphere is built. Exposes a questioning of the paranoid vocation of separation and exclusion (Cartesian avidity for structuring and classification) from reality, which has laid the foundations of what we contemporaries have inherited as Western Philosophy… A cognitive approach that traditionally divides the realms of life into separate, hostile and mutually exclusive spheres.
This photographic installation, which took more than five years to complete, is based on two digital photographs taken in the morgue or mortuary of a Havana hospital:
- The heart of someone who has died alone, abandoned, without family or relatives to claim his or her body..
- The brain of someone who has taken his own life by committing suicide.
Printed in monochrome format (black and white in high contrast) over X-ray films or plates, are mounted in two light boxes made up of old negatoscopes recovered from psychiatric hospitals. Two light boxes that incorporate a digital programming system that generates alternative random flashes of LED light (with Christmas garlands) that illuminate the images for variable periods of time, reducing to a minimum the temporary period in which both images coincide illuminated in unison.