Avaricia/Greed/Ahneus
Avaricia/Greed/Ahneus

Paper sculpture with inlays 67x39.5x18cm 2010 Photography by Saara Salmi

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Envidia/Envy/Kateus
Envidia/Envy/Kateus

Paper sculpture with inlays 69x36x15cm 2010 Photography by Saara Salmi

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Corruption
Corruption

Metal 36x15x16cm 2010 Photography by Saara Salmi

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Avaricia/Greed/Ahneus
Avaricia/Greed/Ahneus

Paper sculpture with inlays 67x39.5x18cm 2010 Photography by Saara Salmi

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From 2009 to 2010, Rosamaría Bolom was reflecting on how in our society many restrictions imposed originally by religions have been manipulated by the capitalism in order to assure its re-production. Pathways of Desire is a mask collection that reflects on the deadly sins of religion vs. media manipulation. This collection include a rusty metal mask that refers to corruption as the main “evil” (problem) to fight in the current era.

Nautintojen Tiet or Pathways of Desire

​The capitalism has created norms to regulate human behavior and guarantee social order. The capitalism as a religion, according to philosophers Walter Benjamin (1921) and Michel Löwy (1978), is a worship that feeds from guilt and despair.

 

The restrictions imposed originally by religions have been manipulated in order to assure the re-production of the actual system.

 

The fear and violence (Anger), the commercialization of sex (Lust), irrational consumerism, existential vacuum (Envy, Gluttony, Sloth), horizontal power relations (Pride) and misery (Avarice) are clear evidence of it.


In that sense, Nautintojen Tiet masks collection is a reflection on the capital sins vs. media manipulation in a current context.

And because I believe that the main cause of all evils is the corruption I included a metal mask as part of the collection.

Year: 2010