August 26, 2022 20:00
Trypophobia: the fear of holes, or rather, of all those small geometric figures that close together create small holes. A play of images based on combinations that are repeated three-dimensionally and that cause a sense of disgust and repellence; the alarm is triggered thanks to an intrinsic code, developed over the centuries by our ancestors, which protects the phobic person from the danger of being infected by parasitic forms or being injured by poisonous animals such as snakes.
With T.R.I.P.O.F.O.B.I.A we have chosen to accept the challenge and make fun of it, transforming ourselves into real parasites that creep into its tunnels. We are two bodies that funnel into the patterns to which this phobia refers. Moving with alternating and precise geometric shapes, we disentangle ourselves among the dark and airless tunnels, accompanied by elements “other” from us. We explore the dualism between balance and imbalance, passive and active, conscious and unconscious. But above all the paradox of the irrationality of human fear. Fear should come from a feeling of danger, so why fear harmless little holes? Why fear the plane and not the car since we know scientifically that the danger is significantly higher in a car? Why fear going to the cellar to get a carton of milk? What happens in our highly developed human brain and how do we deal with it? Do we rationally realize that there is no objective need to be afraid? Or do we create even more irrational coping mechanisms to make us feel at peace and survive the cellar monster for another day?