WHAT - Description of the creative process
This is visual art realised in Vipassana meditation state.
Vipassana is a very peculiar kind of meditation focusing on the “objectivity of individual perceptions”. The hand, in its exact correspondence with the point of attention of the mind going throughout the body, moves on a waxed zinc plate acting like a seismograph. It creates, then, a sort of map, often discontinuous and deformed, enriched by the endless range of experimentable perception, represented extempore with dashed lines, undulations, vectors, geometrical solids of temperature or expansion/compression, etc. An absolutely subjective and imperfect, changing alphabet that gives a shape to pleasure and pain, to what can be seen only with the eyes closed.
Immediately after finishing the meditation, the artwork is completed with the anatomical definition of the represented zones, and a short account of happenings preceding the meditation or come during it, presented in form of list, in order to give further information about the changing circumstances influencing (¿or not?) the practice.
The final work, concretely an etching engraving, is inseparable from the performative act that creates it.
WHY - Which is the reason for it's relevant in contemporary art research
The creation of visual art excluding the sense of sight itself drives to a fundamental consideration about art, underlining the paradoxical contradictions existing between the art work creation and its fruition by the audience.
Also the absence of a deliberate aesthetic purpose by the artist contrasts with the constructed evaluation of the art piece by the observer, whereas the lack of a conventional concept content avoid the public to be emotionally manipulated and the art to be exploited by the capitalistic system.
Finally, this kind of investigation creates a bridge between Art, Science, Philosophy and Mysticism, being, for contemporary art itself, an experimental cure.