The Mothership II

“If you do not let us dream, we shall not let you sleep”

“Mothership” names the initial 3 Dimensional sculpture (See UNIT) that provided the inspirational base for multiple experiments that exemplify how a single object can manifest itself into countless possibilities.
By filming the object’s surface as an architectural space, abstract geometric imagery is obtained and further split in two parallel projections at a larger scale.

This immersive installation consists of a room with a 2,20x 4,5m reflective surface where two videos are projected and moved by mechanical devices. The mechanisms are controlled by the public with the use of a remote control, allowing them to act as co-creators of the visual experience. In this way the installation results in an interactive experience where the viewer is invited to enter, participate and explore at their own pace.

“A creation has always been that witch was still unknown, and the unknown frightens those o think they have something to defend. But we who have nothing to lose but our chains, we are perfectly able to temp adventure. We risk only the sterile virginity of abstractions. Let fill up Mondrian’s version canvas even if only with our miseries. Isn’t misery preferable to death for strong man who know how to strougle? It is the same enemy who obligated us to be partisans, to support the Maquis (the French Resistance) and if disciplice is his advantage, courage is ours, and it is corage, not discipline that wins wars.
Such is our response to abstractions, whether or not they exploit spontaneity. There “spontaneity is that of a spoiled child who doesen’t know what he wants; Who wants to be free, but cannot do it without his parents protection.
But being free is like being strong; Freedom appears only in creation or in stryfe – and these have the same goal at heart – fulfilment of life.”

Constant Nieuwenhuys – Our Own Desires Build the Revolution – 1949

Mirror installation, video projection.
Dimensions: 2,30×2,00×2,55m
Filming and editing: Harris Savoglou

Fountayne Road Gallery Night, London. April 2022