Larissa Aharoni “Vivi Sepultura” - F_AIR
November 26, 2013 - February 14, 2014
Larissa Aharoni's immersive video installation “Vivi Sepultura”, her first video-project and conclusive work of her residency stay at F_AIR, is a meditation on the sense of individual responsibility for all human beings and a condition of memory. Not a memory in the literal sense but a memory retained within the material, indentations or scars, which tell a story of violent and repetitious action: smashing, stabbing, and throwing. Verbs of vital energy. In the dark room of the gallery, five white screen panels fragment the video of the performance of her gestures, metaphorically created, these movements transform into signs. The clay, violently dunked into the water, melts down, dispersing a muddy liquid cloud that shapes into a blot, an uncontrollable and automatic drawing. Larissa works on the sense of the ephemeral, passing and evanescent of our life and time, in an explorative search for the consistence of the “real”. Her action looks like the ending of a “last judgement” that leave us with visions of the lone hand of a human-god in the wake of the “sepultura”. The project – the artist said - (...) incorporates a critique on society and tragic events that are happening today right under our noses, but that are often overlooked -- refugees on boats, fleeing their home countries and dying on their way to Europe, drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. Aharoni tried to avoid the suffocation of the Totality, that it is part of the Idea yet invisible in the real thing, finding a more humble identification of the restrictive and brute human action. The exhibition “Vivi Sepultura” will be on display up to February 14th 2014 at F_AIR (holiday break between Dec 16th to January 1st). For private viewing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.