Urban Sculpture > Goitre



70.70.220 cm


When we speak about a sorrowful experiences, we suppose (or assume) that the sorrow belongs to “me,” the individual, because I am not able to fully experience the sorrow of “others”. Therefore, I experience my sorrow with extreme presence and another’s sorrow in extreme absence. My sorrow is anchored deep within my body, swelling with pain.

Among all creatures of the universe, sorrow may be most related to the emotions within mammals, including interactions between humans. Sorrow is usually related to a suppressed subject, repressed desire or pain that – in spite of mourning – has no end. Everyone is alone in her or his suffering. One’s agony may not be measured nor understood by others. Agony is not the consequence of a disease for which we can seek treatment; rather it is the most intuitive reaction we might show when faced with loss. Thus, we can call this “loss” – which is a result of contradiction between our desires and idealizations within an existing reality – an immature but inevitable death of our desires.

Desire is a painful set of relationships which are always at the threshold of collapse. Due to this tenuous reality, we attempt to gain mementos from the last moments of its presence, before the moment when desire is lost in the unequal battle with reality. This battle is enduring and like a consistent medication, leads us to remember how impossible it is to protect our desires. These memories exist with prolific energies that have a strange power, disturbing the functions of the bodily organs, sometimes in the form of a vague sign, sometimes in the form of a “goiter” (swelling); displaced desire within a whirlpool of demands and drives.

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