Le penseur at Young Gallery Weekend, Sala Hiroshima, Barcelona, 2016

Le penseur

The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent philosophy. There are about 28 full size castings, in which the figure is about 186 centimetres (73 in) high, though not all were made during Rodin’s lifetime and under his supervision; as well as various other versions, several in plaster, studies, and posthumous castings, in a range of sizes. Rodin first conceived the figure as part of another work in 1880, but the first of the familiar monumental bronze castings did not appear until 1904. (Wikipedia)

It is incredible the impact of social networking on today’s society. We are currently carrying, virtually, all of humanity in our pocket. Without reaching this extreme, we are connected to hundreds of people 24/7, every day of the year. Without being able to be with ourselves: to think.

We are as Dante at the gates of hell. Is technology the end of our inner world?

El pensador (francés: Le Penseur) es una de las más famosas esculturas en bronce de Auguste Rodin. La pieza, denominada originalmente El poeta, formaba parte de una comisión del Museo de las Artes Decorativas de París para crear un monumental portal basado en la Divina comedia de Dante. Cada una de las estatuas representaba a uno de los personajes principales del poema alegórico. El pensador, en su origen, buscaba representar a Dante frente a Las Puertas del Infierno (como llamó, en efecto, al portal del que formaría parte), ponderando su gran poema. La escultura es un desnudo, ya que Rodin deseaba una figura heroica al estilo de Miguel Ángel para representar tanto el pensar como la poesía. (Wikipedia)

El impacto de las redes sociales en la sociedad de hoy en día es increíble. Actualmente llevamos virtualmente a toda la humanidad en nuestro bolsillo. Sin llegar a tal extremo, estamos conectados a cientos de personas a lo largo de las 24h del día, todos los días del año, sin poder tener la posibilidad de estar con nosotros mismos, de pensar.

Como Dante nos encontramos a las puertas de un infierno ¿Es acaso la tecnología el fin de nuestro mundo interior?

Technical data

LIVE PERFORMANCE
Year: 2016
Length: 20-30′

Exhibitions

Young Gallery Weekend [Sala Hiroshima] Barcelona (ES) live performance, October 2016