Soundscape Text, Narration, and Art Direction: Cinthya Chalifoux
Musical Arrangements and Sound Design: Annie Sama
Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Unconscious mind, “The Heart-Shaped Box”, explores the very intimate state of the pain related to part from a significative person. Attached to this mental and physical state, we float within our feelings for a moment in time. The memories attached to the loved one create resistance and pain (physical and emotional) that stops us from moving forward. The sum of those moments is boxed, they live within us, like a heart-shaped box that lives within the unconscious state of our minds.
This artwork expresses the inner-monologue activated by pain in a euphonic form and addresses the physical take-over that happens when the body wants to protect what our minds are not able to control. This tension is palpable, it is a living process on its own; connected to our mind, heart, soul, and body. In relation to the artwork, the poem, presented in an audio format, sought to immerse its audience and facilitate a sensorial kinaesthetic connection and emotional memory. “The Heart-Shaped Box” aims to question ideologies of health (physical and mental), acceptance, resilience, balance, inner strength, and identity.
The audio soundscape is subjected to copyrights and is for personal use only, commercial use is not permitted. This artwork requires preservation care and comes in a custom casing made of glass or plexiglass. Preservation casing price is additional and confirmed upon artwork acquisition. Delivery delays; 6 to 8 weeks.