EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
23.04 – 18.05.2019 г.
We communicate with the Universe with the help of words, emotions, thoughts. The Universe responds to us with the events in our lives. The events – they are the language of the Universe, which is why it is very imortant to perceive and understand those signs it sends to us. The most obvious proof for this is the so-called “coincidences,” the positive thoughts and the positive expectations create positive events.
For the first time the concept of “synchronicity,” which describes similar phenomena among people and events was introduced by Carl Yung. He describes synchronicity as a “simultaneous emergence of two events, having a very significant but not causal relationship.”
Every person can get access to the waves with lowest frequence – as long as the two brain hemispheres work synchroniously.
In the middle of the last century, a group of scholars from the University in Munich discovered that the ionoshpere of Earth, there is a space of low-frequency waves, which were called the Waves of Schumann.
According to the atomic physicist Robert Beck, when the waves of the two hemispheres of our cerebrum work in the same frequency they can interact with the waves of Schumann and thus our thoughts may realize.
When the waves in the right and the left hemisphere of the brain work in synchronicity, they form standing waves, in which one type of energy is transformed in another. Therefore the energy we put in our thoughts and expressions can turn in concrete events.
Art reaches this philosophy with a shortcut – it makes the relationship with the irrational and it’s a specific tuning fork for attuning out body and mind. It turns on a mechanism for self-regulation. In those frequencies is achieved liberation from the vibration of fear, guilt, complexes rooted in the subconscious. The fears from our own disadvantages, from communication, from rejection, from desolation. There is a relationship with our intuition and a relationship with our own being.
The exhibition I present is subordinate to this principle and an attempt at self-healing.
In it I present volumes closed in plexiglass boxes, digital art and video. The materials are acryl, silicone, plexiglass and print.
Rositsa Getsova is one of the emblematic figures in contemporary art, with contributions to the Bulgarian culture via the programme of Arosita Gallery, and the represented by it authors, as well as her own image as a visual artist. Characteristic for her work is to combine art media in a conceptual scheme looking to express the psycholodical processes, which occur in the context of contemporary history. The exlpored territory is the one about the fast-changing technological world, the oversatiated informational community, and the unspeakable chaos. The exhibition Everything Will Be Alright in Art Gallery Serdica presents works created in the past year, pointing at the human sensitivity to coincidences and synchronicity, as if reminding us that whatever happens, whether we like it or not – it’s in the exact place and time. The invisible world of the fine balances and meaningful details is interpreted with the curiosity of an explorer; it is divided and combined in overlaying of surfaces and repetitions of elements. It is also isolated behind plexiglass panels and boxes which impose distance, and with it – philosophical contemplation and meditation.
The claim “Everything Will Be Alright” sounds optimistic and even though we are attached ot these words, in them is hidden a specific paradox and it should be taken literally in no case. “Everything” is a word, which means the optimal volume of the human idea of a world. Since he is restricted in time and space being, the man is incapable of fathoming and knowing the infinite, especially if he counts on his rational and intelligent experience. This concept is formulated by Blaise Pascal who shows the place of man in the universe in the following way: “Nothing compared to the infinite, everything compared to nothing – the midst between everything and nothing.” It’s obvious that the man is burdened with the heavy role to connect everything and nothing, and the artist’s lot is to create an image of this connection, probably experiencing on his side everything like prime matter and chaos. The word “Alright” as well is hard to achieve, because by creating and knowing the rational order, upon the vector of his thought, a man can connect point A and point B, but can hardly fathom the sequence of life’s events, and even less connect everything to everything and come to the realization that all is actually well. Therefore, according to the limits of the human mind – nothing can ever be alright. So the claim “Everything Will Be Alright” derives another philosophical sense, and in the case with Rositsa Getsova’s exhibition in Art Gallery Serdica, it derives even artistic sense.
The silicone is the basic material of the objects and it requires plexiglass, to prevent itself from aging caused by air, but plexiglass does not demand at any price acryl, ink or a digital print, nor does the paper demand a felt-tip pen, or a box-cutter. In the huge format, the rhythm passes through a few layers of surface, its elements multiply, superimpose and change, and in the middle-sized and small-sized form – the attitude between the surfaces and the materials is complicated and gives birth to space. Some elements come fom the past, as remnants of old works of art, but are subject to an artistic consideration. Rositsa Getsova interprets them as materials rich in details and signs, which act as traces and clues and allow the author to enter in her subconscious in an easier way. The digital print brings in a mathematical order and the drawings with ink turn it into a part of a much more complicated organizational scheme. The photos, which Rositsa Getsova takes from her personal album and develops in collages make a bridge to the concrete images of life, as some of the works are focused on images of nature such as the flowers in “Everything Will Be Alright” IV, meaningful places such as the Bridge of Sighs in Venice and deeply moving emotions or states such as „1Q98 – by the two moons of Haruki Murakami.” Thus in the gallery enter the invisible threads of living, coincidences, and synchronicities revealed in the concept. If people do notice and consider those pregrant with sense moments, according to their sensitivity and intuition – here in the exhibition they are openly stated. Formally the silicone is a connective tissue between the surface and space, but in the conceptual plan, the silicone expresses phsychological networks and knots, which are invisibly transformed in zones and dots of coded artistic sense. The boxes which contain complexly folded figures and layered images, function as possible models of a world, and give meaning to this non-linear order as cosmic.
The video Everything Will Be Alright examines the transparancy and relates it to the abstract white cube, which moves with a magical and playful course and gives birth to the immense variety of life’s sequence.
The transparency, which is one of the huge subjects in the exhibition, gains a relative character, which allows the spectators to measure the space in objects and the distance related to them according to the measure of their own experience, as an active participant in the process of perception. Rositsa Getsova does not rationalize and does not simplify, she does not aim to introduce the deterministic line of the rational order in the parameters of the image, the materials, the structures, and the colors, and it finds the artistic code for an even more complicated scheme. The images lead to the principles of the cosmic order and the human place in it and turn into an object of contemplation, accessible only with individual effort. Thus for the author this “alright” is measured in the psychological processes of creativity and to us – the audience it is measured in the process of creative perception.