Super-sensitive is an artistic research project developed by the Mexican artist Santiago Borja since 2015, taking the form of different in situ works which all connect architecture with the “infravisible”.
In 2015, Santiago Borja worked in the emblematic Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, built for the German contribution to the 1929 International Exposition held in Barcelona. This time around, his project had to do with the place of the human body in modernist architecture. Concerned with astral and invisible bodies, he tried to re-read architecture from an anthropological angle, suggesting a re-instatement of that generative presence of the body in architecture through the work of a group of esoteric interpreters practising eurhythmia: a bodily experience seeking a holistic approach to space, by way of a series of coded movements, where macrocosm and microcosm are intermingled.
Rudolf Steiner and Maria Sivers developed eurhythmia at the beginning of the 20th century, reckoning that the cancellation of the expressive body showed the intrinsic motion of the “self” in the cosmos. The etymology of this sort of spiritual gymnastics is bound up with “harmonic proportions” and, since the outset, was associated with architecture. Borja’s work consists of a selection of videos, a textile piece, photos and sculptures, which thus juxtapose the visual arts and architecture, esotericism and geometric forms, abstraction and colour.