During this weekend, a “Public Weeping” was installed on one of the sidewalks of the Alameda. The initiative seeks to be an emotional refuge for passers-by who feel “tired and depressed” so that they can have a break, said the visual artist, Ángela Ramírez Sanz, author of the intervention.
The “cabin” is a replica of the base of the monument to Andrés Bello, which is located in the front of the Central House of the University of Chile. It is manufactured by the Exfibro company that used fiberglass and seeks to recover said space from the original pedestal that has been closed to transform it into a space of emotional catharsis in the midst of the chaos that Santiago is experiencing.
The author of the work herself, Ángela Ramírez, said in an interview with Advertising meter that “the idea of this work is to recover the closed space of the pedestal and open it to public use; recover that closed space and arrange it as a possible and safe space to cry in public, problematizing the pedestal by reversing its metaphorical function.”
Ramírez maintained that the idea was born after comforting a woman of Peruvian nationality, who was crying inconsolably in public. The artist asked him what he could do for her, to which he responded: “I just need to cry. “I can’t get home like this, since my children and my mother are there.” From there arose the lack of spaces to free himself from these emotions.
The exhibition will be available until December 10. The intervention not only seeks to reflect on mental health, but is a challenge against the conception of urban spaces that do not provide a place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city itself.
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