• Vanessa Enriquez Plazebo
  • Vanessa Enriquez Plazebo
  • 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.