Installation, ostrich eggs and metallic support (60 x 20 x 320 cm)

The word Melancholia etymologically means black bile, a mental illness theorized by Hippocrates in Mood Theories and understood as a mood disorder, a fatal tendency and ancestor of what is called today “depression”. Its meaning runs deeper as it is considered a source of people’s own genius and madness causing a state of sadness. In this work the term melancholia is written in Braille using ostrich eggs emptied by the breeder.