Daniel Ramos Obregón
OUTROSPECTION; THE BODY AND MIND
This project has taken as a starting point the concept of "Outrospection" initially introduced by philosopher Roman Kznaric, where he proposes that in order to know oneself one must live towards the outside, it is be experiencing life that one discovers and shapes oneself. I have appropriated his concept while relating it to out-of-body experiences or astral projections, by seeking to represent -in a metaphorical way- the mind being projected inwards out of the body as a way of self-expresion and representation.
The collection has been made out of porcelain body casts, gold plated brass metal frames around the body, hand turned Colombian kingwood handles and vegetable-tanned leather harnesses.
For the slip-casting I worked side by side with ceramicist Kate Luck.
Jorge Perez Ortiz