“Meditar” is a set of nine audiovisual installations, some of them
These nine installations have the same subject matter in common,
the aim is to experience that which it is not possible to experience,
to experience that which each one of us is not. Although all of
the nine installations have sound, they are dumb experiences, each
one must try to talk about the silence, to meditate about that which
it is not possible to talk about. “Meditar” experiences
that which revolved around what is not said, hidden intentions.
In spite of the visual presence projected onto the walls of the
exhibition room, these images show what is not possible to appear
before us, their intentions are to drive us from the visible to
the invisible. Their aim is to create a context where someone can
experience silence through images and sounds.
Nine experiences that provoke spirituality, mystery, a descent into
the abyss of silence, experiences about which you cannot speak,
an experience of nothing. “Meditar” does not invite
a contemplative attitude towards a being or essence, it suggests
a meditative attitude in relation with emptiness, in connection
with those we are not. A descent into the abyss not from a negative
position in the pejorative sense, but a positive attitude which
rejects the illustrations of the world, understanding the world
from realism or from a subjective idealism.
It is a subject’s negation
to remain silent in relation to the impossibility of building meaning.
In the presence of this impossibility it is better to stay silent.
For this reason the visual and sound elements have been created
with minimal elements, and have in common the texture, which goes
from light to dark, and the consequent grey scale that produces
this descent to the silence.
“Meditar” is nine installations which could each be
exhibited separately, in different spaces, or on the contrary could
be exhibited at the same time in the same space, but each one located
in different isolated rooms. In order to arrive at each installation
it may be necessary to build a circular space with black walls,
the circle will depend on the exhibition space, but will be a metaphor
of the descent. The circle should be slightly illuminated.
In the room containing the installation it is necessary that the
walls are painted black, illumination should come from projection
onto the walls of the room. At the same time loudspeakers are necessary
for correct sound. All those elements; projector, loudspeakers have
been placed inside the room in such a way that people don’t
feel their presence.
“Meditar” is a series of installations that revolve
around the unintelligible.