Fickle Structure

The project “Fickle structure” explores the endless human search of meaning, portraying the contrast between different concepts that characterise the contemporary human condition. The contradiction between genuine/imposed, limit/overflow, fluid/static, duration/acceleration, presence/absence.

Diptych, 70x110 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2019.
120x100 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2018.
Diptych, 70x130 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2018.
70x70 cm.
Mixed media on canvas.
2018.
Diptych, 65x90 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2018.
Diptych, 65x90 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2018.
Diptych, 65x90 cm.
Mixed media on paper.
2018.

Concept

Geometry, precise and delimited figures, symbolize the morphology upon which social systems tend to be structured and built. Do limits contain and give structure or, on the contrary, do they restrict and generate alienation? Does the act of overflow present fluidity and a possibility for change or, on the contrary, does it condemn us to live in a schizophrenic fluidity? Does the split of the social regime develop into a fertile territory to cultivate an equilibrium, or, does it turn into an arid zone with irreparable fissures?

Zygmunt Bauman’s concept of “liquidity” defines the liquid condition as a characteristic of the present phase of modernity. The metaphor of liquidity portrays the essence of the world we live in: its rapidity, permeability and mutability. Society cannot prevent being carried away by a great flood which, precisely because of its liquid form, can overcome all resistance and engulf us.

“What makes modernity “liquid” is the unstoppably accelerating “modernization” through which – just like other liquids – no forms of social life are able to retain their shapes for long. “Melting of solids,” an endemic and defining feature of all modern forms of life, continues, but melted solids are no longer intended, as before, to be replaced by “new and improved,” “more solid” solids, no longer hoped to be immune to further melting.” (Zygmunt Bauman, "Liquid Modernity")

"In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change - as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again." (Zygmunt Bauman, "Liquid Modernity")

How do we evolve from a “corrosion and slow disintegration of community" into a way of "living together differently"?