MIRRORING THE VOID
PUBLIC DISPLAY CCU, BUAP.
Chantal was invited by Victor Mora Founder of 'ARPA Project' to create an artwork on permanent Public Display at 'Complejo Cultural Universitario' at 'Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla' in Mexico.
The artwork was title 'Mirroring the Void', and was completed in 2018.
Mirroring the Void, 2018
Acrylic, soil, on banner canvas, 10 x 5m
Public Collection, CCU-BUAP, Mexico.
"This artwork represented a continuation of my State of Disappearance Series, where I created a collection of ten graphite drawings called “The Void”. On this occasion, I was conscious of the artwork being in direct interaction with the general audience.
What was also of great interest to me was publicly intervening where students and staff inhabit at such a prestigious University. I wanted to make them come face to face with the political problem of “Human disappearance” in this comfortable but self-reflective space. My hope was to open dialogues and discussions around this present problem in my country."
"Mirroring the void is not a reflection nor is a trap. It’s a spatial-mental void, a place that you have been drawn to, not to discover something but to be tormented.
Outside forces move within a giant vortex that spins in various directions, sometimes pulling you, sometimes drowning you, it can also convert you into a ghost or a wretched soul.
Injustices happen on the canvas, over and over, and a heavy mud covers around you, with white spaces blinding and disorientating.
The place of the void omits an inaudible sound. The sound of an earthquake, a destroying fire and a devastating hurricane.
The sound has no purpose or reason to be. It just is. And it’s a sound that presents a picture of torment so unsettling you want to flee."
This Public Artwork can be seen in the Headquarters of CCU, in Puebla, Mexico.
Download the piece "Mirrors of the Void" by Brad Evans HERE