Wishing to hide would be impossible, we are people of attainable possibles. Negations of time, the hour shows moment to moment, a promise of eternity. Tentacles of light, shared and multiplied, causing disruption and exhaustion in our burdened solitude.
The Color of Emotion works with different communities and audiences around the world as an open invitation to partake in an emotional sharing of one self.
By using specific emotions such as Joy, Sadness, Anger, Acceptance, Disgust and Fear, the participants are asked to paint themselves using color.
The emotions are each represented by one color. To every location the colors are locally sourced and selected through an investigation of their cultural meanings and associations.
Through the performance, we explore our emotional identities, using color as medium.
The performance pieces are documented in photo and video and link the testimonies of people around the world to a wider understanding of our emotional systems and (constructed) identities.
This documentation will later be presented through a photographic catalogue and film.
One of the underlying aims of the project is to explore the connectedness of people around the world - in relation to the complexity of our constructed barriers, fears and prejudice.
by Olga de la Iglesia and Anna Senno