Chillida (Forms & Feelings)
Chillida (Forms & Feelings) is a personal inquiry into my affective relation to a series of photographs taken by the photographer David Finn of sculptures by the Basque sculptor Chillida. While going through the pages of the photo-book I try to trace the relationship between the characteristics of these specific objects, their depiction, the experience of the photographer and his daughter, my own preoccupations concerning existential matters and my emotional response.
(fragment) […] Yes, it lies at first closer to sensation than to feeling. A wide curved arm stretches itself and I feel the sensation of the matter that is a concrete form in space. Two arms embrace space – I do not exactly experience a specific emotion but I am propelled into the awareness of my own existential disposition, which is not so much defined. I do not want to avoid this awareness, but I can’t really do so much with it. When my feeling is directed towards this state of existential awareness, it is not becoming any more specific, it rather dissolves into one fuzzy cloud of undetermined feeling, although there is a strong sense of direction and relation to it. […]
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