Fortuna Populi, 2014
Master Thesis, University of Arts, UdK, Berlin 2014
Drawing Ink on paper, 140 x 200 cm
Drawing serie Ink on paper, 50 x 40 cm
Fortuna Populi as a necklace and book with the esoteric calculations.
Stainless Metal coloured Lucky Charm Object Installation
First lucky charm on the Spanish embassy in Berlin:
Documentation of an official recognising Fortuna Populi by the Spanish Consul.
Master Arbeit Exhibition, Art in Context 2014. UdK Berlin
Back to the Future Spanish Embassy in Berlin Show Room.
First Price of the Spanish Embassy Contemporary Art Contest
FORTUNA POPULI, Solo Show room T. Zorrilla, Valladolid, ES
Otra Puta Feria Más by Julio Falagán. Galeria 6más1, Madrid
Lucky. Two meanings, two projects.
Exhibition design Master. FH Joanneum, Graz, 2015
Theories of Faith in the economic discourse related to the social crisis in Spain. Embassy of Spain in Berlin, 2014
To resolve the economic crisis, Spain got from the European Central Bank (ECB) in June 2012 a Bailout in form of credit that caused a debt to the Spanish State that the Spanish Government tried to reduce with drastic reductions of social services. So led the economic crises into a social one that affected hard to a big part of the population, and produced a big sense of indignation, dissatisfaction and the feeling of personal misfortune.
At this point I begin to consider an alternative bailout that could be a solution of the social crisis, and that support the thesis that the individual way of thinking and acting is the reason of the actual socio-psychologist crisis in Spain. My artistic work must help, to overcome the economic, social and socio-psychologist crisis.
A Bailout, community known as a credit, comes from the word "Credere" in Lat. and means "believe". Since the economy is a system based on believes -everybody believes that a piece of paper has a determined value-, I revived another concept from the Roman Imperium that is also based on credibility: The „Fortuna Populi Romani“, the goddess for social luck.
Believing in luck works in this case as a placebo and brings self-confidence. The New-Age movements, that are stronger during crisis time, change the capitalistic embossed “ guide yourself” into a “feel yourself”.
I developed a new form for the new concept of Fortuna Populi, based on the system of numerology. The contemporary form doesn’t attend to the figure of a goddess and is not a goddess but a lucky charm for the Spanish society and out of solidarity for the Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Irish society- this countries were called PIIGS at the beginning of the crisis, from some media.
This is a way that aloud us to think an the society as an all, to wish good luck to people that one doesn’t even know personally to get slowly the necessary social self-confidence that would help us to conquer the socio-psychologist crisis.