Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cristina Iglesias at Konrad Fischer


A sinkhole could open beneath you, at any moment open you could be sucked under earth, the universe could tear apart, a vessel burst in your cortex, the universe open and consume you. The void is too abstract, it is made visceral when it becomes the abyss, a cleft turning like lips into mouth,
when there is a physical depth to the unknown disappearing into shades. The submerged has always been a symbol for the unconscious and thus tinged death. A sinkhole provides its real possibility, which invokes a physiologic response. We surely have been evolutionarily hardwired to fear deepwater, dark spaces. The hole provides its real possibility, of another world underneath, which invokes a physiologic response. And artist's use of this.