Meditation #1

Confess and repent!!!

Nicolas and I were raised in Colombia, a country with a very strong Catholic culture and values. The church has many rituals, rules, dogmas and sacraments. We chose to create a ritual based on one of those sacraments: confession. Confession is for us a very interesting one for various reasons. It seems like an old way of having a therapist listening to you and also giving you advice. Also, we can see it as a control mechanism for the church to control thoughts and behaviours from people.

From our own experience, we felt a bit traumatized in our childhood from being forced to tell our sins and bad behaviours and thoughts to a stranger. We felt that our intimacy was violated and we felt we didn’t have reasons to trust this stranger or to feel comfortable revealing our darkest parts of us to them.

We decided to do a ritual to exorcise this trauma throw the use of irony and humour. As part of confession as a ritual of clearance of conscience a purge its necessary to go clean. And that its the part on this code that is still under construction.

 

 

Confessionarium

 

Process 

We wanted to explore not only the idea of making a confessionary but to explore the iconography around Catholicism in our country and translate it visually to our digital confessional.

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