2000mm x 1200mm
wood, sheep hide, monitor, glass case
A spring ritual mask is being exhibited behind glass, while the video shows the resurrection of the mask in the ethnographic collection of the Horniman Museum.
‘CARVEN GODS LONG GONE...’
150 x 80 mm
japanese plaster figure, river sandstone, meteor rock
POSSIBLE AZTEC MASK
330 x 230 mm
wood, semi-precious stones, electronic circuits components
The future temple of post-modern humans will require adequate reliquaries, same as the Christian saints’ remains where embellished with gold and precious stones. Believers will leave their offers at the shrines reflecting their society, instead of pearls and rubies – electronic devices. people will never cease to want to be marveled by the unknown, by a sacred being.
Katabasis was a collaborative work with Alexis Niarchos and James Tabbush, as part of a program of events by dig collective London. It took the form of a performance, a series of sculptures and a film. Ideas about folk culture, archaeology and its opposite, the aesthetic and its relationship to meaning were flying about everywhere. A team of archaeologists elsewhere on the site were attempting to erase all traces of meaning from the objects inadvertently creating sculptures. Objects were be divided according to ritual function. The demon Moloch was involved.
aprox. 340 x 650 mm
concrete, paper, book
The innocence of childhood allowed for playful games which just later, as adult, I realised how ironic and dangerous were. Pages From Marxist and Leninist books were being teared off to create cones. . . we were ”killing” each other with ideas and propaganda.
1030mm x 280mm
As child during communism, paper cones shooting games where a distraction from the bleak aggressive brutalism of the surrounding buildings. The feeling of being surrounded by concrete monoliths stayed with me for years.
TIME'S OUT/ OUT OF TIME
250 x 1600 x 450 mm
clock, bronze, wood, plaster
Work exploring the abstract concept of time. We have rich notions about what time is, from linear, flowing to metaphorical. Death is an existential dimension of time that makes us wonder what happens with ‘ 'Time’ when we cease to exist.
rope, portland stone
'Anthropocene' is the latest fashionable word to be used when referring to the human’s impact on the planet. There is a common belief that this age is part of a cycle of events which have a spike in history culminating with disasters. The spiral in the stone is a symbol used in artefacts across the world to describe the return to the beginnings, the return to the source.