Isis Milky 1996
This performative work was made in the Catalan Pyrenees in the Center D'Art i Natura, during a summer cultural exchange with artists from other countries promoted by UNESCO and the EEC.
It was about reflecting on the concept of Vertical Landscape, conditioned by the presence of an anthropologist and an astrologer who showed us through the telescope the night sky, we also had a small microscope. It is from this dynamic that I look for a way to relate the macrocosm with the microcosm and anthropology.
My Isis Milky project is an abstraction that starts from the representation of a cult object "Isis Lactante", a votive figurine of the Egyptian world adapted, in a free way, to the contemporary world and the conditions of the place of realization. The Egyptian Isis nourishes the hours, my Isis propitiates a poetic approach of infinite distances with the milk constellated (Milky Way) as a nutrient. Isis Láctea aims to be a meeting place for the macrocosm and the microcosm through an anthropological object, a trapezoidal fireplace that is the oldest in the place. Its form is understood within the architectural tradition of Farrera, in the Catalan Pyrenees.
This chimney could serve to represent the idea of matrix and crucible, an abstraction of a feminine element that, in conjunction with the Egyptian eye carved in the stone, would function as an abstract ex-voto of the Goddess Isis and as an offering altar.
In this stone / eye, I include milk as a reference to the Milky Way and to motherhood, this milk is boiled with the fire of the crucible and the result goes to the microscope, in which we discover a small universe of strange planetitas. In this playful dynamic, the cosmic distances converge with the micróscopicas, a fact that will be reinforced with the help of the photographic recreation of the new universe.
My action in the small town of Farrera, connects with an ancient Hispanic pre-Roman habit that consisted in making offerings to the gods in various places of nature where there were no built temples, there offered objects or fragments of human body to ask that their longings were made. My desire was to expand the dimensions of female iconography with this small abstraction.