“ORIGENES – ONTOLOGIA, 2015, refers to the idea of the beginning of life in the universe and the earth-moon system.
My research aims to investigate the ontological cosmology, exploring the realities of the cosmos and how things came to be in the universe. I believe that all life starts as a dot or particle in the universe, a single cell or atom that transforms into ‘prima materia’, energy and sometimes humanity. The circle, the spiral form, organic shapes, nature’s fractal geometry and natural phenomena are part of my ongoing investigation.
This body of work investigates the idea of the circle as a symbol of the ‘feminine’, the Mother Universe or ‘Matrix’ from which all other revolves/evolves. My cultural, political, spiritual and personal beliefs are grounded in Pachamama, (Mother Universe in South American mythology). Pachamama is a sacred cosmic living being and a feminine god that is fertile and nurturing. ‘Pacha’ represents infinity, the feminine spirit of force, space and time, the divine and the sacred or the universe.
‘Formless’ within physics refers to the composed primal matter that was found in the universe at the beginning of time. I am using ‘formless’ abstract motifs that echo the symbolism of the ‘circle’ to represent cosmic subject matter and natural processes.
I undertook experimental formless drawings employing strategies of chance and indeterminacy as tools to access my unconscious. I experimented with materials of my everyday environment to mimic the forces that operate in the universe (stars, planets, black holes, expansion, gravity, the void, flow, decay and transformation). Using these strategies I am an instigating force, setting up processes to transform beyond my control.
With the use of many materials and techniques, my approach is interdisciplinary. I use whatever I feel communicates most strongly the effects that our immateriality, temporality and impermanence has on our environment.”
– Cristina Palacios
Thursday 2 – Thursday 30 April 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
Thursday 16 April 2015 @ 5:30pm
Saturday 18 April 2015 (time TBC)
Image Credits: Cristina Palacios