Fri, 5 Aug 2022, 7–8pm
Fri, 26 Aug 2022, 7–8pm
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Those who have survived near-death experiences describe seeing a warm, soft light . Zírka (Incandescence) is a witchcraft ritual constructed by the artist using her own artistic language. Incandescence refers to the phenomenon of applying energy to a substance, causing its temperature to rise until light is produced. Through the energy generated by the process of actions placed in the artistic context, the natural phenomenon of incandescence is used to send a prayer to a small star far away.
The linear passage of time in performance art is based on the lifespan limitation of the human body and uses this as the basic mode of material consumption in the medium. The philosophy, worldview, and techniques of white magic reverse the laws of nature, fate, or karma, to heal illnesses and remove bad luck, using prayers, chanting, rituals, and other methods to prolong life. Zírka (Incandescence) attempts to use performance art to mediate between reflection and practice, exploring how art can contextually and technically ‘prolong life’, in turn attempting to reverse the linear nature of the physical passage of time in the nature of performance art.
Special thanks to Fanson Lam