Meteora
2018

In this series, Meteora, the works diverge from the usual mode of practice and flaunts the usage of ready-made materials as the primary medium. Taking the shape of a meteoroid (a small rocky or metallic body in outer space), sheets of coloured woven fabric have been folded and sculptured beneath a layer of linear plexiglas in this alternative mode of representation. The three-dimensionality of the fabric is exemplified by the shadows and blurred sections created by the impression of the plexiglas onto the fabric, thereby allowing each work to explore the notion of a dimensionally fluid and malleable visual context.

Outer space, the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies - not completely empty - is a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles, predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, neutrinos, dust, and cosmic rays. Observations suggest that the majority of the mass-energy in the observable universe is a vacuum energy of space, which astronomers label 'dark energy'. Intergalactic space takes up most of the volume of the Universe, but even galaxies and star systems consist almost entirely of empty space. Thus, this series probes the boundaries of what is visibly and indissolubly a feature of our universe against elaborations of theorems and scientific notions.

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As a side note: the series title 'Meteora' refers to the serene, spiritual and mystical world heritage site in Greece. From the early Christian times, the Meteora vertical cliffs were regarded as the perfect place to achieve absolute isolation, to discover peace and harmony and, thus, to support man’s eternal struggle for spiritual elevation. Meteora's sensational setting of overwhelming rock formations, with monastaries atop, has been a pilgrimage destination and a holy place for all Christians around the world. Meteora has become a preservation ark for the 2000-year-old Christian Orthodox creed.