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My work is based on geometric abstraction, and the cube plays a central part in my proposal. It represents a symbol of harmony, gratitude, unity, compassion, inclusion, and balance in our internal and external lives. My objective is to achieve conscious evolution of mankind to create a more harmonious and sustainable world for present and future generations.
My performance is based on the quote “All Men Are Created Equal”, that is part of the United States Declaration of Independence, penned by Thomas Jefferson in 1776 during the beginning of the American Revolution. The second paragraph in the Declaration of Independence states: The quotation “All Men Are Created Equal” is part of the sentence in the U.S. Declaration of Independence , which Thomas Jefferson penned in 1776 during the beginning of the American Revolution that reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
When you see the Kube Man, you’re watching yourself, then you understand that you are me and I am you: “We are one, we are the same.” We are all human beings. When we start to realize we are part of an ecosystem called planet Earth, we will start taking care of each other and the environment, and we will start thinking about the future generations.
I have been performing my Kube Man series since 2017, in over 30 cities across Florida. Additionally, I have been invited to perform in New York City, Vancouver, Canada, and Tijuana, Mexico.
“If the doors of perception were purified, everything would appear before man as it is: infinite. Well, man has closed in on himself until he sees through the narrow slits of his cave “” (W.Blake)
These ideas are transformed into the performance of the “Cube-Man” or “Kube-Man” dressed as an astronaut with the face covered with a cube-mirror, where through the reflection the artist merges with his environment, symbolically escaping his ego and epistemological dualism (Yo-Tu). The upper part of the mirror cube unites the uranic, the stellar with the telluric, creating a coincidence of opposites. We are before the individual as a microcosm united to the macrocosm visually and conceptually. This curious stellar wanderer walks carelessly among the city covered in white color that is one and all, associated with purity, enlightenment. And when an unsuspecting passersby approaches him, he is surprised both by the strange presence and by seeing himself reflected in it. Instead of finding the face of the cubic walker he finds himself, a reencounter of the self with the self is established (I = I), which recalls the silence of the Being when isolating itself, when withdrawing itself like a snail to meet its dimension inside. Just as the “Cube-Man” becomes part of the cosmos, with his suit he erases his individuality and through the cubic form he expresses the whole, a symbol that since ancient times represents the elements of which the universe would be formed: Earth, water, air and fire … When walking through the city, this cubic walking mirror causes the other to break with the illusion that we are isolated islands on the planet, when in reality humanity is a biomass that breathes the same air, is caressed by them solar radiation, and the same chemical elements that make up stars, planets, satellites circulate in the blood and are dispersed in our corporeity. The artist proposes a Socratic self-knowledge dominated by rational discourse, such as the Cartesian “I think and then I exist” but transformative and experiential as is typical of Eastern philosophy that could be synthesized in “Being and then I exist.”
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