While seating in a terrace with my Endotic team colleagues, at the end of the last day conference presentations, I’m called by a luminous sign blinking from the corner of my vision field. I grasp the phone, turn the camera on, and run to capture what seems like a ghostly dream.
In our way to the 5th Emotional Geographies conference venue, a 15 minutes walk in a deliciously sunny Edinburgh, I saw/see this sign. It’s comforting and full of hope in so many ways that it well deserves a haiku, doesn’t it? Foam any size or Shape cut while you wait. Nelumbo nucifera.
I’m interested on keep exploring how objects might set its context’s conditions. To do so I decided to take our bathroom mirror outside the intimate space of the house. The mirror acts as an immediate interactive canvas, intense and indomitable in this plein air situation. It performs as a wild and overwhelming representation machine. I’m carrying a medium size mirror but feel like riding an untamed horse. If its materiality is already a body of given limitations and possibilities, how can I address any idea of displacement? Or, if there is a sense of completeness that wraps any object up, how to interact if not by transformative contamination or by destruction? Where is the “now” of an object to be found? “Consider the use of things as analogous to the speech act within the linguistic system” Michel de Certeau, The Practice of Everyday Life, 1980