Vanessa Enriquez Interference

PLAZEBO + INTERFERENCE

2016 / Installation in collaboration with J.MAYER.H (mosquito net and video) / Dimensions variable + Interference / Photography (sublimation print /  15 x 21 cm each   A pavilion intended to explore the notions of belief and anticipation and its effects on our perception. PLAZEBO is an intimate reflection on the spaces both physical and mental that we occupy whether conscious or unconsciously. It seeks to question and validate the strategies and resources that we use to soothe ourselves, however deceptive they might be. With a focus on the somatic experience, the exhibition presents an installation by Vanessa Enríquez whose pattern is revealed through our movement in the space. In a contrasting way, the video by J.MAYER.H is installed as a footnote, best viewed when we keep still. An aural dimension is created by pink noise, which permeates the space with sound similar to rain falling or leaves rustling. It is intended to slow and regulate our brain waves. A set of headphones offers binaural beats which are used to improve immune functions, facilitate relaxation, improve mood and contribute to the alleviation of stress. Through these visual and sonic stimuli, PLAZEBO establishes a dialogue between architectural and artistic articulations that are related to the issues of pattern, boundaries, movement and digitalization. Curated by Irina Ilieva  /  Photo documentation of installation by Ludger Paffrath   Deepening my engagement with this material, I produced a series of photographs which are evocative of the space continuum and the idea of the cosmic landscape or the multiverse....

Vanessa Enriquez Revolution

REVOLUTION

2015  /  Performance   It is scientifically recognized that the fundamental condition of our existence is to revolve. Inspired by Sufi whirling, a form of Sama or physically active meditation through which dervishes aim to reach the source of all perfection, I whirl for 66 minutes in a totally dark room. Holding a flashlight on my right hand, the camera registers once every minute the traces made by the intuitive movement of my body....

Vanessa Enriquez Metatron Set

METATRON SET

2017  /  printed fabric, copper hanging system  and  2015  /  photograms   This series emerged organically and documents different sets of glasses used at the Banff Centre, where I attended a residency in Spring 2015. The premise was to arrange the 19 glasses following a radial pattern also known as the flower of life and exposing photographic paper in order to make the invisible visible. After the first imprint the glasses are turned upside down and another photogram is made so that each set produces 2 images. The title of this series is taken from blending Metatron's Cube + Mandelbrot Set, both of which are based on simple geometric/mathematical principles from which complex form arises. The series was printed on fabric and presented as an installation in 2017 in SiC Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland.   *With the support of The Banff Centre and the Benediktson Fellowship Fund.  ...