Horror Vacui Existencial
The starting point for the development of this proposal was the observation of the drawings by Barbara Hepworth to reflect
on the concept of space and void.
Association of opposites
HORROR VACUI and EXISTENTIAL EMPTYNESS
MACRO / MICRO
AERIAL VIEW: HORROR VACUI
INTERIOR: EMPTY WALK
White light / No light
White noise / Absence of noise
Odor neutralizer / Absence of odor
Create a pleasant space to do absolutely nothing, relax
the mind to the maximum, that there is nothing that disturbs and is conducive to generate ideas.
The public enters a completely white room towards the point
climax of the illusory experience of THE VOID.
In visual art, HORROR VACUI means ‘fear of empty space’ and is the filling of the entire surface of a space or a work of art with detail.
In physics, HORROR VACUI reflects Aristotle’s idea that “nature abhors an empty space.”
Currently there is an inverse relationship between the HORROR VACUI and the perception of value, on the premise that moderation and visual clarity appeal more to a “wealthy and educated” audience.
The term EMPTYNESS refers below that lacks content
and EXISTENTIAL, for its part, is an adjective linked to the action of to exist (to be, to possess life, to belong to reality).
A human being experiences an EXISTENTIAL EMPTYNESS when he/she/they don’t find meaning in his/her/their life.
The person who feels it is often bored, pessimistic and
suffers from apathy if this feeling of emptiness extends over time, we can speak of EXISTENTIAL EMPTYNESS when the person can’t “fill” that space.
EXISTENTIAL EMPTYNESS has become a “contemporary evil” and it is frequent, to make that sensation disappear, to resort to a endless tools and undertake numerous “empty” actions, which instead of mitigating this feeling, they make it worse.
The installation is a combination of LED lights and lenses that create a constantly changing virtual flood, influenced by wind and humidity in the environment.
LEDs, software, lenses, humidity controllers, ‘PURIFIERS
IONICS’ portables, playback equipment and amplification of ‘WHITE NOISE’ and site-specific location design.