Conversas

Conversas is an uncovered and open faces collection, with all their noticeable beauties and despairs and which get all of their dramatic appearance from the light that projects them onto the wall in 3D. When the lights move, the faces engage into silent and frightening confabulations among each other, which make us reflect on human beings, personal interrelation and how communications fluctuate with others.

Expressions, gestures and glances emerge from the chilly looking shaped steel chain mail… A spirit, bare and straightforward, seems to gaze at us in some cases while in others, it makes a face to hide the most intimate part of its being, or simply lays there with a confused look.

In all of the rooms, we can notice a certain homogeneity in shapes which causes discomfort and is quite disturbing; the styled necks and faces stretch boundlessly. And out of these newly found feelings, the light makes its appearance to detail and further reveal this inner being, whenever possible.

The casted shadow on the wall allows us to see every single movement, every wrinkle and the expressions coming out of each corner of their lips and glance. The bulks are projected in 3D, focusing on the most insignificant details of faces, cheeks, eyelids and gestures which each seem to have a story to share with us. The scene takes on a brutal turn when the light bulbs start moving, triggering shadow movements which in turn lead to a highly engaged conversation between spirits.

Being with others and being listened to is a human need. In the author’s own words: “In the end, the only thing that’s left are interpersonal relationships”

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SERIES: 100 pieces for each size

TYPOLOGY: wall and table

TECHNIQUE: black stainless steel mesh.

LIGHTING SOURCE: 230V-50Hz (LED) or 120V-60Hz

MEASUREMENTS: variable sizes. Big wall: 90x20cm, Small wall: 75x20cm, Table: 40x25cm

Arturo Álvarez. 2013