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Ten Types of Torture | The Lost Faces

Installation. Plaster, bucket, chain, rubber mat, water | 4 objects. Plaster, rubber mat

Ten Types of Torture

Installation. Plaster, bucket, chain, rubber mat, water

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
This is because there is nothing that can take its place.
That the weak overcomes the strong,
And the submissive overcomes the hard,
Everyone in the world knows yet no one can put this knowledge into practice.
Laozi, Daodejing, cahpter 78


Ten Types of Torture is a process based artwork me­taphorically displaying two ontological regimes: The western, object based one with its roots in ancient Greece with Plato and Aristotle; and the eastern, process and relation based one coined by Laozi and Confucius. By confronting these radically different concepts, the artist wants to question implicit as­sumptions crucial to our way of viewing the world.

 

The Lost Faces

4 objects. Plaster, rubber mat.

The lost faces are documents of an ongoing material re­search preparing a series dealing with identity. Death masks (and also life masks) as a cultural phenomenon gained popularity during the 19th century and mar­ked a turn in commemorative culture: From ritual to personal, they can be seen as a proof of identity and individuality in times of emerging mass pro­duction.

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October 24, 2018, 18:00h