This project is based on the theory of French philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan on the ”lack of being”concept, which he called Béance, or gap.
According to Lacan every human being feels complete only when it is still attached to his/her mother. After the umbilical cord is cut, he/she will spend the rest of his/her life trying to fulfill that gap, that lack of completeness.
Lacan visualizes it as the texture of a fabric that has been irreparably frayed and can never be mended or healed again.
For this work, I took some emulsified papers, which I then treated with chemical processes in the darkroom, because I wanted give them the effect of a lived life. I then tore them at the edges. At the same time I created some weavings to symbolize the umbilical cords and the future relationships that every individual builds during the course of his/her lifetime.

Questo progetto è basato sulla teoria del filosofo e psicanalista francese Jacques Lacan sulla mancanza-ad-essere, da lui denominata Béance, ovvero “frattura”.
Secondo Lacan ogni essere umano si sente completo solo quando è ancora unito a sua madre, quando il cordone ombelicale viene reciso, ogni individuo passerà l’intera esistenza a cercare di colmare questa Mancanza-ad-Essere.
Lacan la visualizza come una trama irrimediabilmente sfibrata e che non si risanerà mai.
Ho preso delle carte emulsionate che ho trattato con sostanze chimiche in camera oscura, poi le ho lacerate sulle estremità.
Contemporaneamente ho creato degli intrecci a simboleggiare cordoni ombelicali, ma anche i legami futuri che ogni individuo costruisce durante la sua esistenza.

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper subsequently torn, installation variable dimensions 200x300x50 ca. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper subsequently torn (detail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper subsequently torn, installation variable dimensions 200x300x50 ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper then woven, installation variable dimensions 180x80x20 ca. 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper then woven (detail)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemicals on emulsified paper then woven (details)

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