Theory of Four Elements

Wood, glass, cotton cord, white, red , green and black velvet
Size 230x360x360cm


Collection of Wihuri Foundation

This work consists of four halfs of confessionals and an empty map carved on the floor of the empty space in the middle. Each half confessional (the place for the confessed) has a curtain of a different colour: white, red, green and black. These colours refer to the cathegorizing and hierarchical meanings and values given to them. For instance, in Indian culture they refer to social hierarchy (symbols of the four main castes), global hierarchy (symbols of cardinal points), physical cathegories (symbols of four elements; earth, water, air and fire), temporal cathegories (symbols of seasons), and so forth…