According to the philosopher Merleau-Ponty, both the surface of our body and the textures of the objects that surround us are part of a same, ‘extended flesh’, where all the elements intertwine and remind each other. I am fascinated by the physical and cultural correspondences between space and body.
The bodily quality of the religious space, as place constantly marked by bodies that perform and repeat rituals over and over again echoes the ‘spatial quality’ of our skin, a surface able to ‘record’ the signs of our daily rituals such waking up, making love, undressing, etc..
Res Extensa is a work suspended between vision and touch. The aim of the project is to explore the connections between the body and the space through traces of rituals, weather they are religious or simple and intimate daily actions.