INTERVENTION: Fatxada: La llave del alma. Asier Irazabal and Hernán Quipildor
La llave del alma
The work of artists Asier Irazabal and Hernán Quipildor will inhabit the Arriquibar façade during the summer months as part of the Façade Project. Design, illustration and comic.
Hernán Quipildor and Asier Irazabal are presenting La Llave del Alma, the first visual expression of the Aita project, which the artists are carrying out to share creativity and innovation. In this sense, La Llave del Alma proposes a symbolic language which can be used to develop empathetic skill and soul technology through 12 symbols. Each symbol represents a primary concept, such as fear, possibility, space, hope, death, time, hate, love, conscience, being, light or meaning. Thus, we can use these symbols to access a language of pure meaning to understand ourselves better as human beings.
According to the artists, “Empathy is an organic technology that enables a connectivity which transcends time and space, and develops a more complete intuition regarding the meaning of the human being. It provides a conscience which dissolves the illusion of our being as a ‘separate entity’ and enables a much wider comprehension.”
Hernán Quipildor (Argentina, 1972) is a self-taught artist who completed his post-graduate studies in Economy & Philosophy in Milan and London, where he has lived most of the time since 2003. He published El Gesto (2016), a book written with the intention of sharing concepts and realizations about conscience. El Gesto proposes creating new meanings and understanding our emotions insofar as they are a reflection of our own capacity to perceive conscience and as a direct channel of access to knowledge. Since 2016 he has been immersed in an artistic project called Aita with Asier Irazabal, to visually expand the contents presented in the book and explore new ways of learning.
Asier Irazabal (Bilbao, 1978) is an artist dedicated to pop culture and real aesthetics, with the ‘reality’ caught on video as his main means of expression. Irazabal has spent most of his career dedicated to TV production. He has been living in London for over 10 years, where he completed his studies at Westminster University, specialising in TV, video and internet. He is currently involved in the Aita project with Hernán Quipildor as a joint gesture, which has also become a way of life.