Vanessa Enriquez Immersion

IMMERSION

2014  /  Video  /  2:44 min   Immersion is an attempt to seek heightened psychic awareness through a Full Moon merging rite with the element of WATER associated with the qualities of emotion and intuition. Inspired by the tradition of baptismal rites through which the body is purified, regenerated or initiated, I slowly walk into a lake, my body blends with the waves until I fully submerge and become one with it, disappearing into the source of life itself....

Vanessa Enriquez Zirkel

ZIRKEL

2012  /  Chalk on blackboard, documentation table with prints and notation, video  /  Dimensions variable   Zirkel (German for compass) is an open-ended collaborative project with Ilya Noé for which we use different body articulations as drawing tools. Composing each drawing by repeating the same 3 sequences of circular bodily movements. Through the exploration of angles, rotations, extents and limitations of our body articulations and positions, we map and superimpose our particularities and differences. Each drawing not only is a fertile ground to study gesture and composition, but also becomes a space of negotiation. In this way, Zirkel acts as a device for measuring, anchoring, navigating and locating....