blood, sea

 

2014

 

curator: kuba skoczek

 

place: AS gallery in cracow

 

hard coal, beeswax

 

gallery space arrangement

 

 

fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
fot. Kuba Skoczek
The project is based on previous installation ("Perhaps you will see more"). Its title is taken from one of Italo Calvino’s story from “Cosmicomics” series. The author spins a tale about chemical similarity between human's blood and pre-historical sea composition. Calvino also recalls a Gerard Kuiper authorship theory, that at the beginning the Universe was extremely cold and dark. In the gallery (AS gallery in Cracow) the viewer was invited to take a walk into cellar, which entrance was covered with red light. While going deeper he was facing two opposite spaces: black – dark, looking like an infinite area with hard coal in its center, and white – cold, stinging eyes with strong lamp light. In the middle of the black room, soft light was creating impression of a very slow move of carbides. In the other room I shown drawings referenced to cosmical and alchemical phenomena.