In an era defined by uncertainty and the absence of values, it is necessary to slow down and reflect on the reasons that have made us reach this situation, in order to understand how we arrived to this point and consider if there are existing solutions. From a similar position, Hans Georg Gadamer took on the approach previously developed by Heidegger on his idea of Symbol. He traced the meaning of it until he arrived to its origin that for him has to do with the idea of creating self-significance. This means that the symbol could be a tool for the human being to recognize and have the feeling of completion in its fusion with the other.
Study of a Gesture started by getting obsessed with a recent discovery, which is linked to Gadamer´s approach. During a recent trip to the city of Gijón, I noticed that the crosswalks there have subtle clefts on them. Although they have the aspect of Neolithic petroglyphs, their function is rather more prosaic. Apparently, they serve so that, in rainy days, the vehicles do not slide when they cross them. Analyzing them in depth, I discovered that they are subtly different from each other but respond to some kind of pattern, of which I figured that they have been hand made in a relatively rudimentary way. While I was documenting them, I thought about the workers who are constantly repeating this gesture that results in this form with symbolic aspect. And also about the implications in terms of creation of meaning for the people of this city, who are constantly exposed to these symbols of unknown meaning.