Markus Petz calls for artworks on Truth by August 20; Share photos!
- Markus Petz invites us to submit artworks for an exhibition Truth. (See
below for details). He asks us to help spread the word. Markus is
visiting Vilnius and we hope to meet this Friday at the Parliament where
at 11:00 there starts a conference on Internet Television organized by
Zenonas Anusauskas with whose family I live in the village and who
filmed our COMMUNIA meeting and visited in London. See
http://www.internettv.lt I will also be in the Parliament's Information
building at 14:00 tomorrow (Wednesday) for a meeting of
http://www.aslietuvai.org which is a national brainstorming initiative
similar to My Estonia http://www.minueesti.ee/?lng=en Markus, do you
have a phone number in Lithuania? Mine is +370 699 30003.
I'm also active as an artist and I hope to participate with an art work
based on my philosophy. I am making short films to document and
illustrate my philsophical ideas. Indeed, I'm imagining the Anusauskas
home as a film studio for short films. This weekend I'm also making my
first large sculpture (3 meters!) based on a family of structures I call
the Primary Structure that describes the relationship between Human and
God. On Sunday I made a clay model.
I'm remaking our websites, starting with http://www.ms.lt where you'll
see we can now upload photos, there's a link "Add a photo" that takes
you to: http://www.worknets.org/software/addphotos.php and your photo
will be automatically resized: original, thumbnail and a "standard" size
of 360 pixels height or width, whichever is longer. I invite us to add
our photos in the Public Domain and "think visually". I appreciate our
ideas of how we might use these images.
Andrius Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...
Markus Petz: I have been working on the TRUTH exhibition - sent to you
the call. I have been working for the 10July Day of my org in Uzupis
republic, I shall be there after 5pm.
This has been quite time consuming, it is connected with a project
called ONLY WITH YOUR VOICE. That project is being led in Lithuania and
3 of us will be coming from my org 8th - 13th July and we shall be
staying in Vilnius in a Hotel called Giles. We shall be workin in the
Parliament and with the President for 2 days. If possible we can meet -
don't know your schedule or exactly how that might fit with the project
coz its a pretty full program. But lets see.
Then I go to Norway where I am attending the Arctic Ting One World
Hope you are well and summer is progressing well for you
Call for Exhibition
The Center of Contemporary Art Pispala is organizing an exhibition
"Truth" as a part of γνῶθι σεαυτόν– Organizing the Structure of
Conspiracy. We seek submissions for Truth and also Art Mondo -part of
the exhibition, which will be shown during the 4th Pirkanmaa Triennial.
Material format: Videos (DVD, max. 10min), pics(open to all
suggestions), texts(max.5pages A4), objets d’art (open to
suggestions), live art (we would prefer video format, but would consider
Deadline for the submissions is: 20 Aug
Exhibition: 12th Sept - 4th Oct
Opening: 11th Sept
22nd Sept Art Mondo (Equinocturnal Gathering) – Event during exhibition
If the material you wish to submit is large, please talk to us before
hand. Our exhibition space is limited so size
of submissions is a consideration.
Please provide your contact information if you would like to recive
feedback from visitors to the exhibition.
Anonymous contributions are welcome.
Submissions should deal with the theme: Points of view from the edges of
art and from the margins of the believable: videobridge conversations
and free-form lectures from rebel thinkers and doers from near and far.
As long ago as 1651, in his book "Leviathan" the English philosopher
Thomas Hobbes compared the complex structure of a modern country to that
of a sea monster which had grown in size beyond the scope of human
understanding. Now in the fourth century after the release of Hobbes ́
book, the monster has grown even more in size and complexity. Bigger
than ever before! For many, it is difficult to see oneself as a part of
this huge creature.
While people are trying to get a grip of it's complexity, different
kinds of theories are born - including those of conspiracies. The
conspiracy theories that can't be proven either right or wrong can
become prophecies of their time. There's no hereafter or apocalypse that
would prove their existence - or thereby non-existence. Thus
contemporary "modern" societies have also the official media-religion
with its own prophecies. People who are creating the alternative
theories are the heretics that challenge these “officially approved”
prophecies. In ancient Greece, the proverb gnōthi seauton - know thyself
was scribed above the door to the Temple of Apollo, inside of which the
famous Delfoi oracle gave prophecies to people seeking wisdom and
answers. The modern day Hero, Neo of the movie Matrix encounters the
same proverb in Latin when consulting the Oracle guide in the tale. This
phrase can therefore be understood as counsel for those trying to
understand prophecies - for true understanding of wisdom given from
outside, we should first look into ourselves. Perhaps after that we can
decide which prophesies we take for the truth?
exhibition curator: Markus Petz
gallery mobile: +358 (0) 41 789 119
gallery location: Hirvikatu 10, Pispala, 33240 Tampere, Finland