Image: Ruth Eckland

Concept:

The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?

A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.

The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.


Image: Ellen Jantzen

Seyed Mohsen Pourmohseni Shakib



Guilan, Iran

'Lost In Limbo - Medusa - Sofia - Blindness - Repression - Help Me!'

Conceptual Photography (30x40cm each)

From Mind To Eyes collection was a journey through the labyrinth of my unconscious to find my own lost identity. In the process of creating this collection, I’ve learned that my identity as a human was more than dichotomy of concepts such as man and woman, elegance and inelegance or gay and straight which has been captivated humankind through itself as long as man's consciousness history. 
Finally, this was the word “I” which tried expressing itself powerfully throughout these self- portraits to liberate its own truth from any kind of categorizing.