The Light of the Body, 1999
Ephemeral Environmental Installation Art designed for a specific space (Site-Specific Art) and Performance.
Ceramics, LED Light, Candles, natural fiber, sulfur, ashes of burnt philosophical texts (books), clay and objects on the wall (Mirror, textile, wheat spikes, knife, scissors and blacksmith tools). Variable Dimensions.
Shown as a personal exhibition in Gallery L (direction of university extension), UH.
Sensoriality and Subjectivism: Ephemeral Environmental Art
This ephemeral work -conceived as site-specific art- has been approached as a large installation that sacralizes the museographic space and suggests an analogy between the human heart as a traditional symbol of the spiritual center and the idea of the cave exhibited in Plato’s well-known allegory. The lighting of this installation accentuates this criterion since some pieces are equipped with their own light while others receive external lighting or from other components of the installation itself.
Experience of Perception: extreme sensoriality and post-modern subjectivism; appearances, transience, fragmentation… Lights or shadows? The exhibition constitutes a reflection on the possibility of man to ascend to the highest states of being.In times of extreme materiality, excessive pragmatism and diverse fractures, this work seeks to propose a metaphor of the need – inherent to the human being – to transcend the human condition through that exceptional flight that is born of intimate experience. The Light of the Body is proposed as a poetic vision of the vital energy that the soul, assumed as a spiritual perspective, brings to the body itself.