Place, boundaries and the essentials - A Mexican spice boiled into the Scandinavian Space
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The following text, along with an art installation in the Master exhibition (2016), at TKM Gråmølna (Trondheim, Norway), are the result of an artistic research, in order to obtain the Master degree in Fine Arts (MFA). It is an experimental approach towards an investigation around the notions of human needs, in which the analysis is developed by the presentation of the scopes of art, architecture, philosophy and anthropology. The terms place, excess, and boundary are developed and applied to examine thinkers and artists, including Zygmunt Bauman, Italo Calvino, Rori Knudtson, among others. The transdisciplinary nature of their work pushes the borders of their specific genres, but as a group, they are joined by practices that are embodied and connected. The goal pursued is to establish a recognition and awareness of the implications that human needs have in ‘modern society’ concluding that is crucial to redefine this notion, to separate it from the notions of desire and excess in which they are now embedded.