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KUBORAUM ARE MASKS DESIGNED ON THE FACE OF THOSE WHO WEAR THEM, MASKS THAT HIGHLIGHT PERSONALITY AND EMPHASIZE CHARACTER. THE MASK IS SYNONYMOUS WITH MOCKERY, WITH GAME. THE KUBORAUM MASKS ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH ACCENTUATION, PROTECTION AND SHELTER. KUBORAUM ARE LIKE CUBIC ROOMS WHERE WE SHELTER OURSELVES, WHERE WE ARE FREE TO LIVE IN OUR INTIMACY, WHERE WE LIVE ALL OUR IDENTITIES AND LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH TWO LENSES.

KUBORAUM EYEWEAR IS NOT AN INANIMATE AND INORGANIC OBJECT, BUT OBTAINS THE POWER OF A MASK. IT CHANGES THE PERCEPTION OF SELF. THOSE WHO WEAR THE KUBORAUM MASK, COME TO LIFE AND ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE TO FREE THEIR IDENTITIES. THESE MASKS REPRESENT CUBIC ROOMS, A NEW DIMENSION WHERE WE CAN FEEL AT EASE, COMFORTABLE WITH OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US. KUBORAUM IS NO LOGO. IT IS A MASK WITH ITS OWN LOOK AND POWER, BUT AS SOON AS YOU WEAR IT, THE MASK DOESN’T HIGHLIGHT ITSELF, BUT IT HIGHLIGHTS THE PERSONALITY AND FEATURES OF THE PERSON WEARING IT, KUBORAUM’S IDENTITY IS ABOUT THIS RELATIONSHIP.

ALL OUR MASKS ARE ENTIRELY DREAMED IN BERLIN HANDMADE IN ITALY.

TERRAFORMA 2019

KUBORAUM INSTALLATION

THE NAME OF THIS INSTALLATION BY THE ARTIST VINICIUS AND CURATED BY KUBORAUM FOR TERRAFORMA 2019 IS A QUOTE FROM THE BOOK FREE PARTY BY FRANCESCO MACCARONE PALMIERI, 2002, MELTEMI EDITORE.
WE WANT TO REPRESENT A DANCE FLOOR THROUGH THE USE OF FLAGS, A DANCE FLOOR BEING USED AS A METAPHOR FOR A POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ENTITY, THE DANCE FLOOR AS THE IDEAL OF A SOCIETY OF INCLUSION AND COHABITATION.
THE DANCE FLOOR IS THE REPRESENTATION OF AN EMOTIONAL ARCHITECTURE THAT ARISES FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF A GROUP ENTITY, A LIQUID IDENTITY FORMED BY MULTIPLE INDIVIDUALS. THROUGH THE DANCE FLOOR, A NEO-CONTEMPORARY ORACLE FOR THOUGHTS ABOUT OURSELVES, WE MEET, WE EXCHANGE, WE DANCE AND WE KNOW OURSELVES THROUGH DIFFERENCES WITH EACH OTHER.

THE DANCE FLOOR IS A POLITICAL ENTITY, IT IS COHABITATION, IT IS THE LIBERATION OF DIFFERENCES, IT IS ENJOYING THESE DIFFERENCES, WITHOUT ANNULLING THEM.

THROUGH THE FLAGS WE RECOGNIZE OUR FELLOWMEN, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE PLACE OUR BORDERS, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE DEFINE THE OTHER, THROUGH THE FLAGS WE CREATE EXCLUSION AND DIVISION…
IS THIS PERHAPS THE MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE US UNDER A SINGLE FLAG, THE ONE OF THE HUMAN RACE? AFTER A WHOLE EXISTENCE OF STRUGGLES, WARS AND DIVISIONS, AFTER HAVING DRAINED THE PLANET OF ITS RESOURCES, A STEP AWAY FROM MAKING THIS PLANET WE CALL MOTHER EARTH, AN UNLIVABLE AND HARMFUL PLACE, THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE SHOULD RISE UNDER A SINGLE FLAG.

VINICIUS IS CURRENTLY ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT KUBORAUM STUDIO IN BERLIN.


TERRAFORMA 2019