Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown
2017. Installation in a dark space. Four sculptures - aluminum constructions interwoven with monofilament nets, three light fixtures, DC motor, four control units. Dimensions of the sculptures: 100 x 100 x 86 cm, 120 x 113 cm, 150 x 150 x 129 cm, 300 x 300 x 270 cm.
Development and realization with: Elena Chronopolou, Sophia Tang, Felix von Hasselberg, Serra Oner
Exhibition: Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown. Schering Foundation Project Space, Berlin
"The installation takes us into a visual and bodily experience able to break our preconceived idea of reality, lending it other dimensions that are decidedly fictive, imaginary, and cosmic. Reflected light appears as if floating on air and emerging constellations of “objects”. Initially, these stand still, as if frozen. When the visitor begins to walk around, these objects move in unexpected directions. Perceived light translates into experiences that challenge our perception and imagination, suggesting spatial architectures that cannot be identified through the ones we already know. Creating “epistemological ruptures”, those experiences give us the capacity to imagine and challenge existing common modes of knowledge."
From the text by Elena Agudio
Commissioned and supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation. Video Mario Furcic. Photo Roman Maerz, ©Schering Stiftung / Ivana Franke, ©Ivana Franke
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