|Collage by Katherina Heil, Rik Möhlmann; |
Original painting by Henryk Siemiradzki, Phryne at the Poseidonia in Eleusis, 1889
Cosmic phenomena have always been an inspiration to explore, research, imagine and create mythologies and stories in order to give meaning and context to our lives. As it unfolds, the interpretations and visualizations of the cosmos constitute spaces, give notion of presence, communicate time. Moreover, it may trigger sensations of awareness or a shift in perspective, a mind bending sense of placing oneself in the context of the idea of an expanding universe.
The title of the exhibition originates with Katherina Heil’s habit in finding cosmic coherencies in images and objects that she collects and creates in relation to the scientific exploration of space and a holistic understanding of the universe. The artist structures them into different non-linear narratives as in poetry in contrast to a logical scientific story. Using the methods and aesthetics of the visualization of cosmic phenomena and (educational) knowledge production, different fragments are assembled in an intuitive manner, with the aim of establishing connections. In her work, the human body is seen as the perceptual center between micro- and macrocosm. While in Athens Katherina collaborated with the artist Rik Möhlmann (NL) to work cross-media and explore both their practices in relation to the project “Sensory Thresholds”.
Cosmographia is initiated by Katherina Heil at the occasion of her artist in residency period at A-Dash in Athens in collaboration with Rik Möhlmann and PACTO artist collective.
Sensory Thresholds III – Cosmographia
Date: March 30, 2019
Time: 16.00 - 22:00 pm
Location: A-Dash, Asklipiou 74, Athens, Greece