Friday, 20 June 2014

Hermeneutics of Perpetual Time, REH-transformer

Theo Prodromidis
Vox pop and nothing more
100 black and white slides, 10min, stereo sound

REH-transformer space announces the opening of the show Hermeneutics of Perpetual Time curated by Katerina Nikou.
Participating Artists: Dimitris Andreadis, Zoi Gaitanidou, Panos Papadopoulos, Sifis Lykakis, Theo Prodromidis, Diamantis Sotiropoulos, Dimitris Tsoumplekas

Opening: Wednesday 17 June, 17.00 – 19.00
Private Preview & Reception: 20 June, 19.00 – 22.00

Duration: 17/06/2014 – 24/06/2014

Opening hours: daily from 17/06 – 24/06, 17:00 -19:00 or by appointment :,

REH-transformer is a new project space directed by Marcus Kettel in the former Raumerweiterungshalle (produced and used as a flexible expanding hall during the time of the German Democratic Republic) in which the name functions as a metaphor for the innovative program that will be presented in the space.

The notion of time and our perception of it, either it is collective or personal, has been questioned by thinkers, intellectuals, scientists and philosophers through the years. The fact that the experience of time is connected to the subjectivity of a variety of events creates difficulties in finding equivalences between different experiences of time and approaches regarding the perception of the temporal.

According to our experiences, feelings, social manners and behaviour, time changes, extends, expands, is being eliminated or even extinguished. This is what makes the temporal, a particular parameter of our life in all its conditions: social, personal, public, political, cultural.

In relation to arts, artists and art production, time acquires a unique feature: it becomes perpetual. The artists express themselves ignoring the constraints of time and present their ideas and concerns free to choose the time frame even more free to produce associations regarding time dislocation connected to cultural, political, social, existential and many more issues. In this case, we notice the combination of real and fictitious elements that allow the viewer to make a variety of correlations.

The show Hermeneutics of Perpetual Time presents works that deal with the notion of time, the momentum and the archive, without making and obvious and specific chronological indication and distinction. The show attempts to reinforce the opinion of some scientists, philosophers and theorists that the structure of past, present and future belongs to an illusionary system of approaching time. The perception of time is being
formulated through experiences and events that are linked to each other in a paradoxical manner.

Hermeneutics of Perpetual Time could be viewed as fragment
of memory that includes sub-meanings of time perception and provides an alternative paradigm to the visitor to produce his own associations on time, space and experience as well as the way that these influence the interpretation of our personal and collective cosmos.

Kopenhagenerstr. 17, 10437 Berlin
S&U Schönhauser Allee
and by appointment

Katerina Nikou :

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