Haute Tension, is the title of the new art & technology exhibition of C o s t i s, at the Gallery Lola Nikolaou in Thessaloniki, during the month of March 2009.
The probability of the image is conceived by us as a demonstration of non-being - as opposed to being. According to Hegel's definition, non-being is the intermediate position between being and nothingness which relieves the hypertrophy of the 'self' and creates a random openness to fanciful poetry, to rational speech. LCostis' fantasy is always recuperated under the sign of 3=1. It is no longer simulacrums of faces that are challenged, but electric alternances. Costis' recent work called 3=1 stages linear elements forming with tremors a visual and illuminating trinity. Fantasy, is also an explosive game, a game with thunder, a game with all the spectacular elements in an ethereal fire. I think that Costis' behaviour is a profession of great modesty regarding the problem he is confronting. And in some way, this modesty identifies with a certain exorcism. The sky's anger doesn't start in vain and one doesn't risk playing with lightning for no reason. And I don't think that Costis - primary technology helped him tame lightning - draws a vain glory of it. I have never felt so strongly such respect toward manipulated energy containing such a fundamental discourse.
All of Costis' exhibition appears as a great metaphor of energy. A metaphor with enough symbolical references for it to open on to a moral universe.
A new book has been produced to accompany the exhibition, it documents significant lightning works and electropoems of Costis,written from Thanassis Moutsopoulos,edited by Plethron,Athens,Greece.
Exhibition supported b:A.Hourmouzios & M.Papaioannou Foundation.
Art Gallery Lola Nikolaou
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05.03.09 - 31.03.09 Tu,Th,Fr, ... 12:00 - 20:00We, Sa, ... 12:00 - 15:00