Suspended -Hanging- Heart (Pain is The Life)
Terracotta (ceramic), ropes, ashes and sulfur on the wall.
350 x 240 cm. (Variable dimensions Installation)
Shown for the first time at the “Pain is The Life” Exhibition, Luz y Oficios Gallery, Provincial Center of Plastic Arts and Design (CPAPD), Havana
Memory and Oblivion: Vertigo of Succession
“Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.”
(The world as will and representation)
Circumstances (ashes of the dreamed man) Fire (vertigo of succession ad infinitum). Days and Nights, systole-diastole, memory and oblivion; concatenation, tension, alternation and resonance… that permanent fluctuation of life as an impulse; as rosary beads. Resonance in the empty extremes of nonmeaning.
Fire and Ash: Cicatricial Territories
“Our conscience is continuously passing from one state to another, and that is the time: succession.”
Jorge Luis Borges
Here man, summarized in the metaphor of the heart (slope, suspended between heaven and earth) has been realized from a terracotta pottery. Accidentally broken and later repaired, it exhibits the historic eloquence of its scars in open reference to the Kintsugi (Kintsukuroi) philosophy. Thus, the scar, as a trace, as remains of the wound in the memory, detritus of the loss and reminiscence of the trauma.