Elderly anonymous artist
“From the Shadows of a mask”
Opening Friday February 3rd, 7pm at HOLODECK
Open: February 4th – 5th, 12:00 – 16:00
To keep in the shadows: “During the plague in the Middle Ages, some doctors wore a primitive form of biohazard suit called “plague suits”. The mask included red glass eyepieces, which were thought to make the wearer impervious to evil. The beak of the mask was often filled with strongly aromatic herbs and spices to overpower the miasmas or “bad air” which was also thought to carry the plague.” How can you be able to cure if you yourself are spreading the disease?
The phenomenon trans-relational is altering the boundaries between author and actionist through the conductor and the recipient. It offers various insights and perspectives on cultural practices, language, politics, labor and individual explorations of questions surrounding identity. Here artistic works will yield an inherent fragmentation, demonstrating a keen awareness typical of “the post-script”. Trans-relational art sums up the spirit of this practice – means being in favor of the defeat of the logo-centrism in culture and seeking a pragmatism regarding the restoring of the importance of instinct to the work of art” Maintaining this idea forms the scope which shows a wide range of possible responses to a set of artistic dilemmas and takes the subject of artistic temperament and history beyond the general pragmatism of today.
Elderly anonymous artist (EAA) works with a variety of mediums including; video, painting, prints, drawing, writing, sculpture and collaborative performative works. The artist is doing meditations on religious and political rhetoric and practice, examining the idea of cultural consensus and challenging intellectual denial. EAA is juxtaposing contemporary art practices with more primitive modes of work to make an interplay that reveals confusion in the world and within the art institution itself. EAA subscribes to the idea that fine art is engaged in the process of programming or even re-programming the future and that art: it´s tentacles reaching into all parts of life, exposes multilayer paradoxes to it´s recipients. “To me art has to un-convince, to the best of it´s ability”.
EAA have been collected and shown in Museums, taken part in several biennials and art fairs. All works in the exhibition are new and made specially for this event.