Installation Six Identical Boxes and a Neutral Background  



    six boxes and a neutral background

Concept   Pick and choose your current state of mind
Six identical boxes, each of them dimensions 40(w) x 50(d) x 30(h) cm, are situated against a neutral gray background. Each box is coloured in accordance with Max Lüscher's Color-Diagnostic, a colour system measuring a person's psycho- physical state, his or her ability to withstand stress, to perform, and to communicate. This holistic and universal system reveals the person as he or she really is, thus Lüscher, and provides insights for a self-regulating balance.

Which colour box do you like best? Do not select the colour by imagining that it could be suitable for clothing, drapes, cars and the like, but select the colour individually and by itself. Choose the colour and read below what it says concerning your psychophysical state. Do you recognise what it testifies? Do we have something in common, then?

Justification for the colours chosen
Colour choice: Red 3 +1
Composure - The Completed Day
Would now like to avoid all challenges and wearing conflicts. Would like to be shielded from nurturing and exhausting conflicts in order to recover. Needs tender consideration, relaxed quietness, peaceful and satisfying conditions.
Red 3
Stimulation; excitement; lively; activity.
The four dimensions of self-regulating psychology:
1st dimension---directive; 2nd dimension---variable; 3rd dimension---integrative; 4th dimension: evaluation---devotion. Characteristics of the activity, of the drive and the reaction to challenges. Emotion: Composure [1]; Controlling [2]; Undertaking [3]; Freedom of Action [4] Symbol: The Completed Day [1]; Traffic Light [2]; Mountain Hiker [3]; Vacation [4]

Colour choice: Gray 0 +1
Has the need for relaxing comfort and for sensual satisfaction.
Gray 0
Shielding
Indicates the subjective basic mood, yet, in this case (+1) the actual feeling.

Colour choice: Blue 1 +3
Involved Enthusiasm - Embrace
Dedication with devoted enthusiasm for the beloved person or for the assignment and activity. Makes this into life's actual content that dominates personal life. Completely dissolves in it with great enthusiasm.
Blue 1
  Sedation; tranquility; satisfy.
The four dimensions of self-regulating psychology:
1st dimension---receptive; 2nd dimension---constant; 3rd dimension---integrative; 4th dimension: evaluation---devotion. Characteristics of the sense of belonging, in partnership or with a close person. Emotion: Satisfaction [1]; Independence [2]; Enthusiasm [3]; Care Freeness [4] Symbol: Refuge [1]; Loner [2]; Embrace [3]; Uncoupling [4]

Colour choice: Gray 0 -3
Safeguards from exhausting inconsiderateness.
Gray 0
Shielding
Indicates the subjective basic mood, yet, in this case (-3) the actual feeling.

Colour choice: Green 2 +4
Change - Stepping Out
Would like to push aside unresolved personal problems in order to not be stressed or feel depressed. Would like to be distracted from it. Seeks new possibilities with better prerequisites. Is thus full of expectations and very interested in new stimulating contacts and stress less relationships.
Green 2
Contraction; serious; tension; solidity; consolidation.
The four dimensions of self-regulating psychology:
1st dimension---directive; 2nd dimension---constant; 3rd dimension---separative; 4th dimension: evaluation---devotion. Characteristics of controlling oneself ('I'). The capability of volition and capability of enjoyment. Emotion: Comfort [1]; Self-Assertion [2]; Indigenous [3]; Change [4] Symbol: Wallowing [1]; Helmsman [2]; My Hunting Ground [3]; Stepping Out [4]

Colour choice: Yellow 4 +4
Openness - Balloon
Expectations for the future. Seeks a liberating way out of the current situation.
Hopes that the future will bring better conditions and clarifying solutions and relief.
Yellow 4
Dilation; cheerful; solution; change.
The four dimensions of self-regulating psychology:
1st dimension---receptive; 2nd dimension---variable; 3rd dimension---separative; 4th dimension: evaluation---devotion. Posture, anticipation. Attitude towards future developments and encounters. Emotion: Cosiness [1]; Attention [2]; Experiencing [3]; Openness [4] Symbol: Cuddling [1]; High Hide [2]; Public Festival [3]; Balloon [4]
 

Timeline   2|9 - 18|9 2011
  Lüscher Yellow 4 +4 Openness, colour scheme and box Going Up, exhibition Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)  

    26|5 - 18|6 2011
  Six Identical Boxes and a Neutral Background, installation DeFKA Assen (NL) Dimensions 275.6 x 43.3 x 133.9in / 700 x 115 x 340cm.