When you put the hat on you cannot see the mountain
The title of my installation of the paper hats on a table, When 'you' put the hat on, 'you' can not see the mountain, automatically includes the 'beholder' even if they decide not to participate (by trying the hats on).
With this title, the 'beholder' becomes an accomplice of the phallic construction of the installation. I see the hats as phallic because they connote symbols of power, and in my narrative, of conquering the mountain.
However, at the same time the 'beholder' is also participating on a more matrixial construction where you feel the mountain as an extension of your body, relating to it through proximity, and by being aware of ones own body as present there.
In this body of work I have looked for a space that allows vulnerability and disclosure.
This disclosure is fragmented, leaving room for the unknown, the unseen, and the imagination. My aim is to create a space where attributes such as intimacy, trust, beauty and care coexist with traditionally more masculine qualities such us strength, singularity and autonomy without excluding each other but questioning and maintaining an ongoing dialogue.