Holes (in Expression)
Modified book (Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotion in Man and Animals, The Philosophical Library, NYC, 1955)
21,8 x 14,3 x 2,8 cm
The series Holes (in Expression) takes Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals as central point of departure. Published in 1872, the book concerns the biological aspects of emotional life and the ways human and non-human animals express or indicate their emotions.
Each unique work from the series consists of an edition of Darwin’s with a number of distinctly shaped holes. The arrangements of the openings evoke faces, sometimes abstract ones, which in turn evoke specific emotions, or on the contrary, the combinations of paradoxical emotions.