Door of the Spirit (Threshold of all my Absences)
Wood (frame of a closet door), iron, ashes from various philosophical texts and charcoal.
200 x 60 x 75 cm. (door space) Variable dimensions Installation.
Shown for the first time at the “Pain is Life” Exhibition, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design (CPAPD), Havana
Transition Experiences (Liminal): Door to Dying
“… But there are situations that are, by their essence, permanent even when their momentary appearance is altered: (…) I am subject to chance; I inevitably sink into guilt”.
(Introduction to Philosophy)
This work, autobiographically, discusses limit situations, as experiences that project man to another sphere of consciousness, creating the frameworks of his inner spiritual life and practical activity. Experiences that expand the “limits” of existence, beyond which “nothingness” extends (Jaspers).
Chance and Doubt (The Limit Situations): Liminal – Ubiquitous
“Door of the Spirit” proposes a reflection on the practices of spiritual discernment as open doors to the experience of death. It proposes a symbolic transition ritual (rite of passage) or liminal experience, as a necessary step prior to liberation and radical transformation in the progress towards an ontological development. A ritual trance of Initiation in which death barely constitutes the starting point of any rebirth or genesis and man becomes his own demiurge. This is a “door” (threshold) that the public must go through to access the next levels of the exhibition. As a hole, an area of transit, it enunciates a framework of mediation; a sphere of transition, a limit between the spatial and the non-spatial, between time and the timeless… absolute liminality in the face of the ubiquitous character of contemporary Homo Digitalis.