In their second collaboration Ernst Lima and Christiane Peschek set a semi-mystical narrative at the end of the anthropocene.
TOTAL ECLIPSE tells of dependence and condition. Embedded in digital techno-mysticism, the gaze turns alternately from outside to inside, creating a play of light and shadow, in material, mystical and technological sense. What is at question is the process of becoming and passing away, an element that unites beyond mystical symbiosis – the omnipresence of energy.
TOTAL ECLIPSE fuses digital sources with internet-based wisdom and ritual experience – the space becomes a cosmos of their echo chambers.
In the exhibition space 2 metal circles face each other. Two solid-borne sound transducers attached to the backs of the metal objects transform them into sound sources and resonate with each other in the form of bass beats. The 4/4 beat moving back and forth leads in its minimalistic characteristic to a trance-like experience.
The joint oscillation thus creates a rhythm, a beat, a trance state that sets both bodies into mutual oscillation. In inescapable humanity one recognizes The cosmic extent of cause and effect and the duality of life. Light implies shadow. Life implies death. And the self implies its counterpart.
The exhibition narrates the mystical symbiosis of energy in the process of becoming , shining, blinding and the fear of extinction. Convictions turn out to be delusions and challenge both the artists and the visitors to understand the exhibition space as a trip of self-experience. The question that accompanies this experience is a collective one: What will we make sacred?
STAINLESS STEEL SCULPTURES,
SUNSET GRADIENT ON WINDOW FOIL,
FRAGRANCE, YOGA MATS,
VINYL FOIL TEXT,
Installationview @Kunstraum Memphis, Linz