THE EMPTINESS THAT COVERS THE BODY
QINDAO BIENNALE CHINA - SHARJAH 2013-2014
Beyond the tyranny of trivia the human spirit displays itself, runs towards the ocean of divinity and leaves the boundaries of nationalities. Once the cosmic vision is imbedded in his Psyche man multiplies and becomes mankind. He is not only communion in Church; Quran in the Mezquite, Torah in the Synagogue; Mantra beside the Ganges or pilgrimage to Mecca… Re-linked to its origin man’s behavior becomes public, meditation is no longer private; prayers are active; contemplative life includes the others; compassion is transformed into a direct experience; Psalms turn into bread whose absence makes revolt inevitable.
Religions are cosmogonist ecosystems separated by subtle differences; delicate veils or decreasing axioms that, like ethereal theorems exclude us from total knowledge. These veils cover up the benefits of contemplative life, revelation, transitivity and illumination. Based on the experience of reality, the mystic vision soothes the conscience and shows us through any of the religious rituals – the values and benefits of what is Universal. After that, “divine perception” is able to create golden rules and moral codes such as the ten Commandments, Buddha precepts, Mohamed traditions and Christian merciful deeds. They are all conversions from heaven to earth: a cartography of the sublime.
Marisa Caichiolo tells us to be aware of the emptiness that covers up or uncovers the body . A symbol is impossible to erase. She takes us nearer the cosmic harmony of religious origin. Her call uncloses, unifies, re-integrates. Dressed to recover the eternal dance of the syllable, to turn the Psalm into melodious flesh, to emphasize prayers and their diverse ways.
Almost geographically suggested, color is evocative: the turquoise, brief, like an inheritance; the red, assured, distributing the weight of the oxygenation on the garment (Tibetan tchupa); the black of the purifying solar ashes… the texture is manifest, cosmogonist: it can be felt in its visual lyricism more than banners, shrouds… more than a symbolic representation: mantra of mantras, oracle… intricate contemplations of an ancient world, repaired, and served like a revelation: there is the vestment, the disembodied habit, now we can observe the universe in its nakedness…
- Rael Salvador