A fish swims in deep waters, exploring an unknown territory. The boundaries seem indefinite, limited just by darkness. Such is the mind, such is the abstract space of the senses and perceptions, where every emotion and thought begins to shape the whole world.

Mindscapes was initially conceived as part of a multi-channel video installation, and was thus presented in its first versions in 2016 and 2017. The intention was to produce a sensory experience of empty space, an abstract emptiness, full of possibilities, territory for the active participation of the subjective mind: like thought, the fish swims this space, defines meaning, plays freely with its limits. In other words, mind itself is immersed in an ocean of ether where all stimuli are perceived and can be transformed.

In the form of video art, contrary to expectations, there was an expansion of the ideas contained in the original installation: in a paradoxical way, the confinement of the fish to the video expanded its concepts and, more than that, deepened its meanings. Without the other elements of the installation, Mindscapes showed itself to be a metaphorical study of the mind, the fish embodying the sensory, emotional, affective, instinctive drives of being, the oceanic movement of thoughts that, in the limit, may produce the entire subjective world.


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