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GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

Performance

500 meters of white elastic

Variable dimensions

Ines de Suarez square

Santiago / Chile

2006

The artist was moored with elastics to a lamp post at a distance of about 1 meter from the ground, thus remaining suspended to the luminous pillar. Then he began to emerge, finally falling on the grass.

 

This displacement is shown enigmatically before the spectator, like a moving image that draws a route which must be unavoidably registered as a deployment of a body –a solid body- quoting Hieronymous Bosch’s scenic unfolding in his Garden of Earthly Delights, where the different stages represent a conventional earthly paradise, then the arrival of tradition, and finally the absence of any sign whatever of salvation.

 

This drawing that energy leaves in its wake is represented by the landscape, which in its subterranean layers has enough plasticity to move in relation to other structures. In this way, the subject goes about discovering the world and generating a map, a matrix of categories or rather a fractal of being in his mind, so as to understand himself by turning inside from his border.