Tuesday, 15 March 2016

The Breeder | Blind Adam :: Holy Glory

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 - Alexios Papazaharias writes on this exceptional performance exposition:  “We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life. As soon as we are born the return begins”, wrote  Nikos Kazantzakis, The Saviors of God, Salvatores Dei, 1923. Cosmos is paradoxically divided in two parts. The known and the unknown. Everyting that we have perceived, that we are perceiving, seeing, touching, listening, tasting or smelling but also everything we have learned, or been told, everything that we think, believe in, everything that we remember and everything we dream of, everything that we want and everything that we wish for belong to the known. At the really unknown belongs only one question: why do all these exist? A very old question around which different systems have evolved, that have in turn organized societies, developed civilizations and tools for understanding, expanding at the same time the limits of the known without though approaching even slightly the very well fortified, unknown Why. This bright space on the forefront of ascetic is defined between two abysses that are neither hell, nor paradise or purgatory. An illuminated spot in the dark, that exactly because it is illuminated, it is impossible to see beyond it and at the same time to hide in it.

Blind Adam’s work is standing in this limit between the visible and the invisible, in the line that separates the light from the darkness without graduations or shadows. There, image and object, weight and volume, shape and sensation begin to negotiate their limits in a study on the case of the unknown; because it was expressed through the creation and the development, the acceptance and the salutation, the symbolism and the illustration of the idea of holiness. The wings of the guardian angel, the cross of martyrdom, the place of worship with the familiar shape of Kaaba in Mecca, the high throne of a God that sees everything, are one part of this study. The other part consists of works that address directly the human existence, its worries and anxieties, the fear of the unknown, the fear of the return to the abyss of Kazantzakis’ «Ascetic»: the holy carpet of praying, the swirling and the ecstasy of Holy Glory and of course death with the unspecified shape that seems to suck in everything that surrounds it in a deep palpable darkness. The knots and the loops that are the main medium of this body of work are also the measures of scale and time, of the scale of the installation and the time of its creation. They are also the medium through which the solid and fluid are expressed, the absolute materiality and marginal ethereality of the sculptural practice of Blind Adam.

The video installation doubleVision was directed by Chryssa Kapsouli | HOPE | COM.ODD.OR
Sound Installation by HOPE
Performer: Lefteris Papakostas

Exhibition Dates: 25 February – 24 March 2016
Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday 12-6pm
Address: 45 Iasonos st, 10436, Athens


Browse by keyword / Βρείτε αυτό που ψάχνετε

Activism Amfissa An Athenian Outsider Andros Animation & Comics Antiparos Art Fairs Art Therapy ArtMarket Athens Auctions Audio/Video Australia Awards Books&Manuscripts Call for entries & Competitions Ciné qua non Cinema Collage Collectives Columnists: www treasures Commentary & Documentation Conferences CulturalContent/Tourism Cyprus DESIGN Digital Art Documentary EDITO ElefsisCultureCapital ENGLISH Fashion Festivals & Biennales Florina Fundraising Gastronomy Halkida Iconography Ioannina Jewllery Lesvos Lifestyle London Calling Multimedia & Installations Art Museums Myconos Naxos News Opera Performance Printmaking Projects Restoration/Συντήρηση Rethymnon Retrospective Sculpture & Ceramics Shqipëri StreetArt Symposiums Syros Tattoo Teri Paschos Thessaloniki Venue Virtual Watercolor whoISwho Workshops & Masterclasses Αγρίνιο Αίγινα Αίγιο Αλεξανδρούπολη ΑΝΑΦΗ ΑνδριανήΤζίμα Άνδρος ΑΝΤΙΚΑ Αντίπαρος ΑΠΟΨΗ Άργος Αρχαιολογία Αρχιτεκτονική Βέροια Βόλος Γειτονιές ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑ Δημοπρασίες Διαλέξεις/ΔημόσιεςΣυζητήσεις Δίον-Λιτόχωρο Δράμα Εγκαίνια Έδεσσα Ειδικά Θέματα ΕικαστικέςΔράσεις Εκδηλώσεις Εκθέσεις Εκπαίδευση ΕΛΕΥΣΙΝΑ Επίδαυρος Έρευνα Ζάκυνθος Ζωγραφική Ηράκλειο Θέατρο Θρησκεία Ιεράπετρα Ιστορία Ιστορίες για γάτες ΙΩΑΝΝΙΝΑ Καβάλα Καλαμάτα Καστελλόριζο Καστοριά Κέρκυρα ΚΕΦΑΛΟΝΙΑ Κίμωλος Κοζάνη ΚΟΡΟΝΟΪΟΣ Κρήτη Κως Λάρισα Λέσβος Λήμνος Λόγος Μεσολόγγι Μουσική Ναύπλιο Νεκρολογία ΞΑΝΘΗ Ξεναγήσεις Ορεστειάδα Παιδαγωγικά Πάρος Παρουσιάσεις Πάτρα ΠεριΟινουΣκιας Πόρος Πρόσωπα Προσωπικότητες Ρόδος Σάμος Σαντορίνη Σκηνογραφία Σπέτσες Στήλη Άλατος Στυλ & Εποχές Συλλογές Συναυλίες Συνέντευξη ΤΑΥΤΟΤΗΤΑ Τέχνες Τέχνη Τεχνολογία Τζια ΤΗΝΟΣ Τρίπολη ΥΔΡΑ Υποτροφίες Φλώρινα ΦΟΛΕΓΑΝΔΡΟΣ Φωτογραφία Χανιά Χειροτεχνίες Χίος Χορηγίες Χορός Ψηφιδωτό Ψυχολογία στην καθημερινότητα