On important in the art world Blind I found many writers, Borges, Homer, Joyce died blind …. but I lose the world of artists, so I decided to set myself up as blind.
I not think of blindness as a misfortune but as an instrument. Everything that happens to us are instruments for an end. All material, food of misery, humiliation, discord,…. and then, it becomes a gift.
I was reading Bruce Chatwin.Chatwin, who traveled the world and devoted all his efforts to provide the nomadism foundations and methods of scientific knowledge against social exclusion that raised the homeless in the years 1970-80.
2. SAUCE TOMATE
SAUCE TOMATE, language’s repartee
Bright light on a table,
two blindfolded women
tasting tomato sauces
start emitting verbal judgements.
With tomato sauce as a simple and universal formula, we become mediators of the evolutionary biological process that led man to develop speech and to communicate.
Our brain uses a method of generated, ordered and mentally stored sound resonances and mental self-repartees, to create a verbal language system. Repetition and musicality are characteristic tools in this learning process and are capable of building structures and generating codes with passwords that determine the rules and categories of words.
The video shows how we articulate via a world of smell, taste and texture in our mouths, where exact judgment is unattainable. Initially spontaneous and fresh, the process gradually becomes demanding and the required effort steadily increases. With our taste buds successive decline, feeling and differentiating becomes utopian and judgment is corrupted.
The vivaciousness of illustrations made by friends for the 40 recipes, inspired singer-songwriter Javier Pérez’s lyrics, which he successively rehearsed.
SAUCE TOMATE is by and features artists María Gimeno and Clara Carvajal and includes musical contributions by Javier Pérez. The tomato sauces’ illustrated recipes were provided by 40 friends.
3. IS ANYONE LISTENING TO ME?
Is anyone listening to me?
The essence of the ritual is in making the sacrifice.
In a consecrated society we believe that we have excluded rituals from our lives although they still appear in our everyday world.
Rituals are a response to the last paradoxes of existence, the greatest being the biological step from life to death. Said frontier is still the last paradox that is constantly with us in the form of continuous death in nature.
Paradox becomes an unsolvable situation because we produce said death to feed ourselves on and therefore preserve our existence. The ritual that man has built around him consists of killing and feeding himself and, at the same time, offering a sacrifice to the deity (whatever this may be) ESCULPATORY.
All sacrifices require four elements, the victim, executor, deity and beneficiary, which turn us into observers and fill us with emotions from the sacrifice.
Nowadays this ritual is instilled in us to such an extent that, by consecrating it, we have included it in our daily lives.
Madrid 20th September 2013
4. SERAFINES Y LUCIFERES
Four characters, etched with sunlight, thoughts embedded in Tonala ceramic. Aylin, with her hand like Hamsa or Fátima’s, and Sor Juana’s verse “make them as you’d like them”; Adriana’s mental, historic mind-set -even now displaced from the Middle East, yet already an eye of God- “he who doesn’t dare, doesn’t cross the sea”; Goethe, with feet that are Buddha’s and the saying, “only turkeys die on the eve” ; lastly Nico, with an architectural structure from one of the spaces he works with, where Octavio Paz in his Poesías2 resolves: “the World gives in and collapses”.
Is conversation a lost art?
The integration of a plate as art in its environment; art unabridged from daily activities. Created here to invite conversation between educated people. During a meal you read sayings, while a central image -a symbol of life’s circularity- is revealed little by little-.
Is the art of conversation still alive amongst diners? Seated at table they read the writing around their plate, on finishing they see the image in the centre, a symbol of the circularity of life. Sayings that entice conversation among well mannered guests.
27th June 2014. Guadalajara, Mexico.