“There is another world, and it is this one” – Paul Eluard
“There is another world, in this one.” – Octavio Paz
“There is no other world, not even this one.” – EM Cioran
“Introduction to the impossible: (f)acts of transformation” is the outcome of a field trip / project week that took place between 15.4 and 23.4.2019 on Amorgos island, Cyclades, Greece, organized by Eirini Sourgiadaki & MA of Arts in Transdisciplinarity, Zürich University of the Arts.
Lisa Lee Benjamin (MA Trans), Michael “Koko” Eberli (MA Trans), Noemi Egloff (MA Trans), Jiaxi Han (MA Trans), Matthew Hanson (MA Trans), Jonas Lendenmann (BA Fine Arts), Melia Roger (MA Trans), Michael Schlegel (BA Fine Arts)
transformation | metamorphosis | deformation | disappearance | metaphor | adynaton | paradox
Transformation is a process that has been broadly dealt with in the arts and in science and that for humans is often considered impossible or of high levels of difficulty. To which extent are we living with the concept of change? How does technology affect our perception of change and how can artists observe natural phenomena to comprehend transformation that is explained or studied through science?
Transformation of subjects and objects, concepts, ideas. Transformation as a way of survival, of life, of death, of punishment or justice, transformation as intention or as accident.
How do we visualize, describe, trigger or generate (f)acts of transformation?
While realizing a long and slow trip from Zürich to the remote island of Amorgos in the Southeastern Aegean Sea in Greece, we became familiar with a number of examples – cases of transformation as they appear in literature, mythology, religion, film and natural sciences. We worked on figures of speech as metaphor, simile, analogy, paradox or adynaton (in Greek, impossible) to observe how the ways we use language correspond to the ways we perceive reality, investigating relations between word, reason and knowledge.
29.08 Vernissage um 18 Uhr
30./31.8 Ausstellung von 17 bis 23 Uhr