This work was inspired by the philosophy of Plato. In his work, he speaks of 2 different worlds: the sensory world and the idea world. We live in a busy and demanding society, a society where haste is always present. But rarely we have a moment to stand still and realize: Where am I? What do I want? Who am I? What do I feel? We sometimes get the feeling of being stuck in a world where we are constantly pushed to keep going.
The music was specially composed for the installation, through which not only the eyes are stimulated, but also the hearing. A sense of meditation and contemplation originates, but also puts the individual in a light trance.
Manifesta 12 | Transcendence takes part of this year’s Manifesta 12 in Palermo. The exposition is running from September 1st until november 4th 2018.
Image and concept: Nina Doevendans | Soundscape: Pieter-Jan Buelens | Technical elaboration: Christophe Leunis