“Topoanalysis” according to Gaston Bachelard in “The Poetics of Space” is “the systematic psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives” (The Poetics of Space, p.8). Bachelard argues that memories of the house and its various parts are not something remembered but rather something which is entwined with the present, a part of our ongoing current experience. The way to transcend history, to produce that space which suspends time, is through imaging and hallucination. Unretrievable history is fossilized, memories stand, they do not move, and therefore it is space, not time, which invokes memories
Topoanalysis examines the intimacy of the house room after room, space after space. These are not actual material rooms or spaces, but rather the dreamed, imagined, remembered and read places, which allow us to come closer to the core of mental experience. A blissful dwelling is the sense of feeling at ease, feeling at home. With these intimate spaces being spaces of bliss, topoanalysis is related to topophilia (the love of place).
Project Limitations onsists of 5 big drawings and several smaller ones that accompany them.In this body of work the limit space of my house is open to narrations, to places that I have visited of imagined. Using geometrical and organic forms, doodles, architectural design in order to trace a lineage of people and space, connecting aspects of both interior and exterior space to the fragile boundaries between reality, artifice, animate and inanimate.
Spaces are mostly empty of people but filled with memories, with dreams and the marks that are left behind. For me it is a frozen moment in time where past, present and future coexist in the same space. The basic Ideal of the project was the investigation of the exterior presented as an interior while narrating a story.