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Gods, Heroes, Man, Chaos
Charing Cross Window Gallery
Charing Cross, London

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 Man and each revolution of three 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 and 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. 

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Artistic Directors:
Alexa Reid
Jenna Rossi-Camus
R.M. Sánchez-Camus

Dramaturg:
David Matthews

Participating Artists:
Sarah-Jane Blake
Jung Eun Yoo
Katharine Fry
Hui-Lin Lee
Vali Mahlouji
Annette Schulze-Lohoff
Kentaro Shimura
Yuka Shimura
Henna Yoon
Oliver James Hyman

Thanks:
Central Saint Martins, Carolyn Longmore, John O’Hara, Semih Oskoseoglu, Ameneh Mahloudji
Anne Talantire, Rich Mix Cultural Foundation

Performers:
Ralph Bogard
Stephen Braines
Dan Carling
Louisa Chadderton
Kate Cooper
Patrick Furness
Michael Linington
Dafne Louzioti
Kesty Morrison
Das Perez
Toby Purser
Gus Shafer
Francois Testory
Isa Tuzio
Ana Vilenica
Yu-Huan Yeh
Alyona Zadoya

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