NOT LOOKING IN THE MIRROR
Ivan Moreno Bonica
This biographical work is a journey that analyses one side of my personality, related to the repressive condition of memory. It forms a cathartic exploration of the components that contribute to repress the deepest and most rooted thoughts that unconsciously influence our beliefs, behaviours and actions. Through this exercise, I analyse the five key elements that represent those deep feelings and enable me to walk the path as an experience:
● Hiding the memory
● Creating an armour
● Metabolising in the flesh
● Hiding in the cage
This work is the textile representation of a wearable sculpture that assembles patterns evoking Frankenstein's monster. It experiments with quilting techniques, hot-pressure prints, laser cuts and extreme manipulation of shapes similar to intrusive outgrowths, with jersey and cotton. These are harmoniously presented as chaotic silhouettes.
This work personifies the emotional struggle of the human condition in order to create awareness while I share my personal experience.