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NEW EUROPE

NEW EUROPE

Change is an ethereal action. Change is transformation. Change is the universal natural phenomenon and an integral part of creating a cyclic evolution of the universe, space and species. This work of art, the installation titled “ NEW EUROPE ”, represents an omnipresent universal Change. Without any corresponding prefix of  “good” or “bad”, it exists by itself, evolving into different forms and meanings. This Change is a change of energy, temperature, space, movement, time; a change of geological structures, a change of civilization, a spiritual change, a climate change, a migration change, a change in human awareness, a change of species, a social change, or any other change induced by the human race. Even now, in this very moment, we are witnessing a myriad of changes occurring on our Planet. I decided to name the Universal Change represented by this art installation using the now ubiquitous notion of “ NEW EUROPE “, thereby associating to the most topical and current changes that significantly affect today’s world.

 

MOON © 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY

About “NEW EUROPE” photographs

In 2016, for the first time in nearly 70 years the full moon rose on the day of the summer solstice. It rose just as the sun set.

Opposite the moon, as we can see on the photographs, stands one of the biggest factories of synthetic fertilizers in Eastern Europe. It represents a totally different side of the life on our Planet. It is a conflict of two types of actions or changes: Organic VS Synthetic. One type is a rare natural phenomenon, while the other type is something that was built “against” nature. Between these actions or changes the Universal action stands: the relief “Whip of God”, an art installation that in its material form represents the phenomenon of change.
The surface of the “Whip of God” is covered in black hematite, a mineral also known by its Latin name, “blood stone”. Hematite has magnetic properties. Therefore, amongst the huge variety of metaphysical crystals that are non-magnetic, we have here a mineral with some pretty amazing properties. Another important feature of hematite that cannot be neglected is the fact that it is an iron based stone.

Photographs are completely authentic without any digital manipulation, taken on a grass field at night.

“NEW EUROPE” photography – photo shoots on the summer solstice 2016 _ format 1000 x 1500 mm _ 2016 © MOON

“NEW EUROPE” photographs – photo shoots on the summer solstice 2016 _ format 1000 x 1500 mm _ 2016 © MOON

RELIEFS, surfaces

relief title WHIP OF GOD _ technique silver hematite (mineral), concrete plaster, acrylic paint, strong wooden board _ dimensions 180 x 120cm (each 90 x 120cm) _ original 2000/re 2016

relief title REBIRTH OF THE EARTH _ technique black hematite (semiprecious stone), concrete plaster, acrylic paint, strong wooden board _ dimensions 80 x 140cm (3 parts) _ original 2000/re 2016

relief title NEW EUROPE _ technique golden pyrite (semiprecious stone), concrete plaster, acrylic paint, strong wooden board _ dimensions 70 x 180cm (2 peaces, each 70 x 90cm) _ original 2000/re 2016

EXHIBITION SETTINGS, audio-light interactive installation