THE TALE OF THE MASS, THE GRID AND THE MESH

digital video, 2019

The Tale of the Mass, the Grid and the Mesh shows different types of building blocks being manipulated by a pair of hands, while a voiceover narrates different stories in which the structures that are built on the screen are presented as a metaphor for cognitive structures. I use the building blocks not only as models of architectural structures, but also as models of other types of structures (geological, biological, social and symbolic). The video highlights the different ways of connecting and joining individual pieces and points out how the shape of each piece determines and, above all, limits their possibilities of use in each construction. In the video these blocks function as models of the world and, as such, they fail to make the world to fit into the categories they pose.