„Był Sobie Król“ (Three Metamorphoses), 2019, Installation / Performance
We live in a real world with a longing for equality and build an imaginary world of differences. Myths and rituals shape the roots of humanity, serve as a transition to a new or different consciousness and as a mirror of the inner reality. The approach to myths is a current phenomenon that reflects the fear of losing one's identity in an increasingly homogenous world. Although we are looking for a common „ We", we ask ourselves by the way: Who is the „I Am“? Who are „We" and who are the „Others"? The work deals with the research in the symbolism of Slavic rituals and myths, the exhibition „Był Sobie Król" works with the myth as a metaphorical mirror of the self, religious and social overlays and the archetypes of the unconscious. "Był Sobie Król" stands for the consequences of the visualization of the past, the revolution of ritual elements exemplified by Slavic customs and deals with the space of the human psyche - beyond borders, movement and time: made tangible by the shift of emotional principles of our collective and mythological imagination, transformed as an ethical and political concern: Which layers carry the own identity? What happens behind language and thoughts? Who is the „We" and who are the „Others"?
shown at TONALi Saal, Hamburg
Objects: Porcelain Masks, Costumes, Wood Constructions
Performer: Caroline Breuninger, Susanne Wehowsky, Frederik Wahl, Natalia Golubtsova, Lisa Strautmann, Norbert Dorow, Maik Reif and Einglas Xavier
Video: Sanna Huber & Martin Warzecha