The exhibition wants to explore how a young generation of artists relate to a plurality of spiritual ideas and expressions. Emerging as well as established fields such as alchemy, psychedelia and primitive tech now inhabit a variety of virtual and mental spaces. What artistic responses are produced to the present synergy of spirit, matter, technology and economy and what contributions to a contemporary spiritual imagery can be made?
Aerosol, Sage, Intent: Unlock
Artists: Sara Andreasson, Hanna Antonsson, Björn Engberg, Adam Haugbak, Oscar Häggström, Jenny Johansson, Andreas Sandberg, Karin Ström
July 24–Aug 7, 2020
Göteborgs Konstförening, Gothenburg
Would it be possible to build a lens that focuses sunlight to melt sand and flux into energy and leave it in the desert to self replicate? The imagination is a fine and beautiful instrument, but we must experiment with it if we want to discover this for ourselves.
Energy work has truly changed my life and I practice for at least 30 minutes to an hour every single day to keep the energy flowing smoothly and to break any blockages in my meridian system. I might be controlling the weather in Turkey. The wind, the clouds, the rain activity, the temperature all reflect my existence. When I’m in somebody’s car our speed reflects the smoothness and speed of the flow of my thoughts.
Out of the eater, something to eat. Out of the strong, something sweet. Drawing honey from the lion’s carcass corresponds to drawing sweetness from salt, a withdrawal of Ξthereum from my crypto wallet, the extraction of treasure from earths crust.
I want to build a campsite for gathering resources. I would drop off wood, stone, and gold. I would go through all of the stages again and again, each time further refining the golden essence within me. This is the meeting between matter and spirit. At this stage I understand that the inner and outer world are not different, but reflections of each other.
Photos: Erik Gustafsson