ANSCHAUUNG

2016


Anschauungaddress the transition of the idea of play from something conceived as useless (pre-Rousseau era) to an activity that enhances the learning process. In this context, I review the programs and materials of the first pedagogues who proposed the bodily experience–mainly by touching and feeling geometric objects–as a method for the development of abstract and analytical thinking, and the defiance that this entails. It was interesting to find a strong influence of these new pedagogical programs in the development of avant-garde art from the early twentieth century.



Anschauung

lacquered wood.
variable dimensions.
2016


1,5m black cube divided into prisms and deployed in space. Each cut on the original cube shows a new color on the resulting plane that forms part of the new prism. This piece is based on the logic of “Gifts 3-6” designed by Friedrich Froebel and on the “Binomial Cube” designed by Maria Montessori.




Anschauung

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016




Anschauung

lacquered wood.
variable dimensions.
2016




Anschauung

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016




-Sentence 1

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 100 x 200 cm. 2016
Wassily Kandinsky’s quote analyzed according to Montessori’s Solid Grammar Symbols.


-Sentence 2

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 120 cm. 2016
Paul Klee’s quote translated to the “Silent Way” method sound chart.


-ABC der Anschauung

Print on fabric and wood sticks. 186 x 150 cm. 2016
Drawing exercise formulated by Pestalozzi and Bus in the book "ABC der Anschauung"


 
 

Anschauung

Installation view. “No sabemos volver solos” MATADERO, Madrid - ES. 2016




Untitled (pi)

cuisenaire rods, metal.
31 x 31 x 120 cm.
2016
The decimal sequence of pi represented by cuisenaire rods and arranged around a circumference.




Untitled (cubes)

painted wood and pedestals.
variable dimensions.
2017
By displaying different versions of the cube on different pedestals, each of them with some additional pieces removed, the internal structure of the Anschauung cube is revealed.




Anschauung (model)

painted wood and table
80x100x90 cm.
2017