winner DENES Award , 2008
The “Tunnel” installation imposes communication of the work of art with the observer, positioned with enough tendentiousness to entrap and transform the gallery space. The curving movements and the transforming power of the tunnel, spreading and narrowing the expanse, are causing sensations, intuiting movement and sensibility. The recipient is burst, even reluctantly, into a labyrinth of impressions created through the language of visualization.
The Tunnel is constructed of emotions. It is an emotion of a kind. It represents an equivalent to the feminine nature – unpredictable, cyclical, reliant, variable, intuitive. The discovery of this feminine nature is the real life power of the tunnel. Nevertheless, the holistic nature of this work of art would have remained incomplete as such, if the active principle, the masculine one, was omitted; this direct contra position of the passive – feminine. The symbols of the masculine nature are, thus, unobtrusively fibered into this artistic structure.
The specific characteristics of the working material, such as rope and the process of knitting, is another resemblance in correlation with the feminine sensibility, through the traditional knitting, although newly transformed through a structure assembling around a contemporary appearance. The feminine principle is being eternally associated with the fertility. The subconscious longing for retreating to the womb, as well as the need to feel secure and protected, exists in the life of all people. The seed of fertility is being implanted in the tunnel.
The different experiences and interpretations are awakening the desire for contemplation through the close contact with this work of art. It is an open question of the unknown: Where we come from and where we are going. That is, the far forgotten latent memory of the holy act of giving birth and the inevitable human fate, “the light behind the tunnel”. The tunnel can be experienced like a healing process, spiritual renewal and an illumination of the already existing truths. Yet, all of these remains open for the observer and his/her emotion.
17. 12. 2009 10:02:46
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