Rorschach, 2014

Rorschach

“The Rorschach test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder, especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The test is named after its creator, Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach..”

Sometimes art seems pointless. The artist can create his conceptual reasoning, but it is the viewer who ultimately gives meaning to the work creating a dialogue between both.

In this piece the artist only tries to find himself through ink stains sketching with his body. Using the symmetry he creates suggestive forms that give rise to multiple interpretations, as did Rorschach with his cards in 1921.

It only needs a viewer that gives sense to the forms.

Rorschach inkblot, card 4

“El test de Rorschach es una técnica y método proyectivo de psicodiagnóstico creado por Hermann Rorschach. Consiste en una serie de 10 láminas que presentan manchas de tinta, las cuales se caracterizan por su ambigüedad y falta de estructuración. Las imágenes tienen una simetría bilateral, que proviene de la forma en que originalmente se construyeron: doblando una hoja de papel por la mitad, con una mancha de tinta en medio. ”

En ocasiones el arte parece carecer de sentido. El artista puede generar sus razonamientos conceptuales, pero es el espectador quien en última instancia da sentido a la obra creando un diálogo entre ambos.

En esta pieza el artista tan solo trata de encontrarse a sí mismo a través de las manchas de tinta que bosqueja con su cuerpo. Con ayuda de la simetría crea formas sugerentes que dan pie a múltiples interpretaciones al igual que hizo Rorschach con sus fichas en 1921.

Tan solo falta un espectador que termine de dar sentido a esas figuras.

 Rorschach, Miguel Andrés, still frames, 2014

Stuff

Rorschach DVD

DVD, Limited editions

Technical data

VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Year: 2014
Length: 3:55′
Size: HD 1280x720px

Collaborators

Original music: Albert Roda

Exhibitions

Pop Up Kino #2 Berlin (DE), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), Feria Marte Castellón (ES), La Penúltima Barcelona (ES), El Catascopio into CityScreens [LOOP BARCELONA] Barcelona (ES), PièceOFF Rome (IT) video art, from July  2014 to April 2016