Pause, as a transformative idea, is filled with new meaning in the face of the current circumstances. How to make sense of inconceivable scenarios, collectivized emotions, and overlapping needs? Amor Fati, by Joaquin Restrepo (1984), builds a setting for the free gathering of multiple meanings of existence.
"My formula for greatness in a human being is Amor Fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendacity in the face of what is necessary—but love it." - Friedrich Nietzsche.
Since the lockdown, the Carpe Diem of the previous days is exhibited superfluous. Amor Fati stands on its own, tall, and unrivaled. It is an invitation for experimental transcendence, which opens a place for the convulsive and personal narrative, as an encounter that inhabits one’s own past and future, with the use of digital platforms for its embodiment.
Restrepo presents us with an exploration of his work through virtual spaces, as a manifestation of his interest in Art and Technology, enabling new spaces for encounters with technique and the meanings he projects with his pieces. Furthermore, space itself serves as imagery of those other places that art takes, in its vocation to share the insights which the artist perceives about realities.
All Sculptures are copyright protected by Joaquin Restrepo
The song: Manos Vacías
Lyrics Diana Ángel and Juan Gabriel Turbay
Music by Juan Gabriel Turbay
Performed by Diana Ángel
All sounds and music come from Free Public Domain databases and compositions
Requiem aeternam. Officium defunctorum:
Tomas de la Victoria
Ave Verum Corpus:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thomas Alba Edison Recording:
“A Submarine Attack”
Written by Theodore Morse performed by Premier Quartet And Company.
Poems come from free Public Domain database at Librivox.org (April 2020)
Edgar Allan Poe:
His poems Science, Alone and Imitation.
Federico García Lorca
His poems Juana La Loca, La sombra de mi Alma
The Space is a modified version of Blueprints Tutorial by Unreal Engine (April 2020)