Low round container with a hollow in the middle and A flat edge around commonly employed
for serving food and eating and also

Title: for other purposes.

Size: Variable

Duration: Loop

Year: 2015

Low round container with a hollow in the middle and A flat edge around commonly employed
for serving food and eating and also

for other purposes.

This installation is developed from a number of previous in- stallations questioning the idea of representation through ei- ther the accumulation, or the destruction. The representation is understood as an illusion of reality. We mask concepts with words so, therefore, in social constructs in order to express ourselves when we build concepts. Language. This installa- tion brings in one spot action and consequence of action. This is such since the sound of dishes breaking occupy the entire dimension of the room, giving them action and movement, but paradoxically, playing with the statism of broken dishes arranged on a single surface. All pieces are disposed in a cha- otic and organic fashion impeding the reading of its totality - except for the dishes that have remained whole, even though they have been thrown against the wall. Despite the mess, dish- es occupy a regular surface, the shelf, an object with meaning and usefulness. Another paradox at play in the installation is negative or positive connotation that a broken dish might have. In some cultures, breaking a dish on a festivity is a sym- bol of celebration, while in others it is a symbol of destruction (instability or fight).
At the end of the day the goal of this installation is to give the viewer a physical experience.
All this can be questioned by the viewer.

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