TRUTH art exhibition in Pispala, Tampere, Finland
- Markus, Mikko,
Thank you for your encouragement to participate in the Truth exhibition
which I share with others at Minciu Sodas and also ActALIVE (deadline
August 20, details below). Yes, I want to submit my first philosophical
video. Yesterday I finished the visual track and now I'm adding diagrams
and audio text. It's 10 minutes long and will be about 50 MB in size.
Can I give you a URL from where to download it?
My video includes footage of my first statue, the philosophical
structure of "Wishes", which I built in Smalininkai, Lithuania. Here are
I enjoyed your exhibit at Uzhupis. I uploaded some pictures from your visit:
if you change the urls you can get the larger originals, for example,
+370 699 30003
(home of Zenonas's http://www.internetine.tv.lt )
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
Mark Petz wrote (to Andrius Kulikauskas and Thomas Chepaitis)
> Hi Both
> When I was in Lithuania just i asked about content for eth Truth
> exhibition. So far "Mikko Lipiäinen" <mikko.lipiainen@...
> <mailto:mikko.lipiainen@...>>, and I have not had any
> submissions or enquireis in writting from Uzipis. There were 4
> possible submissions -
> the President
> The guy that talks about conspiracies
> We are awaiting to see what you submit. Please can you tell us what
> you will submit, or if nothing tell us that.
> Markus Petz