Time & Emotions — A Virtual Exhibition
Step 1 — Art Production
We create 156 artworks on 40x50cm canvas, each one corresponding to our subjective representation of a single of the 156 human emotions as described in the “The Book Of Human Emotions” of Tiffany Watt Smith.
How are we going to do it?
Each artwork is imagined, thought and produced by the two founders of Time & Emotions, with the help of various artists during the process.
The idea is to start from “The Book Of Human Emotions” written by Tiffany Watt Smith, and associate to each emotion described there, its visual representation. The book lists 156 emotions and stands against the psychological theories that try to reduce “the beautiful complexity” of our inner selves into just a bunch of them.
The second step of the journey for us is trying to understand the meaning behind every single word and how that relates to emotional situations we’ve dealt or we haven’t dealt with in life. Subsequently, most of the times two not-very-similar subjective view on that particular emotion emerge, leading to each one imagining and feeling that emotion in a slightly different way.
Later, after both of us have clearly in mind what that emotion evokes in himself, we try to merge the two views into a more partially objective view of how that emotion might be represented on canvas. To do that, there is a lot of brainstorming; firstly between the two of us, but then also with a wide variety of people we interview or ask opinions to.
When the idea is more crystallized, we then start producing the actual artwork on canvas. The painting techniques we use are very different and sometimes experimental, but we use mainly acrylics on a 40x50 cm canvas.