Installation for The Shock of the New, first edition of the Young Blood Initiative. Exhibited in December ’14 at OT301, Amsterdam.
How many roses?
Transparent plastic wrap, paper ribbon.
Space is becoming extraordinarily dense… perhaps it is revealing us something… should we take it or it is a mirage?
The work aims to reflect on how the new ways of communication are distorting our perception of reality. Because…
Don’t you feel the space is over saturated of information? that invisible parallel world we have created in our obsession for having everything everywhere, for being more than we are? are our minds simply thinking loudly and trusting that the others are thinking of the same, from our more remote isolation?
And don’t you think that amount of information is usually just judgments, titles, frames, wrappings, echoes that, although intangible, by the overlapping make reality to loose its clarity instead of helping to understand it?
Also, us, aren’t we right know finding difficult to recognize and interact with each other here because that sort of fog or mirage in between? is it our replicas in the other world? better, prettier, smarter, richer? our wrappings?
Have we really fallen in our own trap and we are now unable to tell the difference between these two worlds, mistaking the wrapping by what is wrapped? the mean by the end? a representation by the original?
Surrealism stated “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” with a picture of a “pipe”, and now we are in a further step, back, trickier, more confusing and, by the way, far more ridiculous. Stay calm, don’t fall asleep though. Just be aware and calm. And if you want to free yourself, try to answer my question again:
HOW MANY ROSES?
Of course, no one.
Pictures by Adriana Ochoa.