Gods, Heroes, Man, Chaos
Charing Cross Window Gallery
Charing Cross, London 2006
A month-long programme of performance installation following the structure of Giambattista Vico’s Scienze Nuova or New Science, a philosophical tract of 1730 that posited the notion of an ‘ideal history’ consisting of three endlessly repeating cycles: Gods, Heroes and Man. Each revolution of three was followed by a cataclysmic Ricorso or return to Chaos.
Each week of the exhibition took one of these cycles, identified by Vico, for its inspiration. Gods, Heroes, Man, Chaos.
LOTOS collective was a London-based artists’ collective working towards the creation of hermetic worlds in their scenographic practice, the delivery of a ‘total experience’ by immersing the audience in the themes and aesthetics of the work. LOTOS developed projects of time-based performance media, including live-art, film, video, and spatial design.
Jung Eun Yoo
Oliver James Hyman
Central Saint Martins, Carolyn Longmore, John O’Hara, Semih Oskoseoglu, Ameneh Mahloudji
Anne Talantire, Rich Mix Cultural Foundation