His Sprinkled Blood Served To Fructify Three Golden Apples
Abraham Kritzman, Angels Miralda, Marlene Steyn
ODD & Atelier 35
Opening 1.9.2015 19.00
ODD and Atelier 35 are pleased to present a final exhibition to conclude a month-long residency with Abraham Kritzman, Angels Miralda, and Marlene Steyn at ODD organized by Cristina Bogdan. The subject of research relates to the study and function of mythology in an imaginary contemporary society. Using the term mythology loosely and separately from its inconclusive multiple definitions, the project questions notions at the core of image making. Repetition, Interpretation, and Type are examined not only in the creation of characters and narrative, but also in how these are imprinted within the popular imaginary.
The project uses the notion of myth as narrative or image-based shorthand for performed ritual. The process is largely based on organizing routes or pilgrimages in order to encounter and retell. Images build upon each other and create a collection of references and interlocking stories. Deviating from a Surrealist understanding of myth as manifestation of unconscious desires, we imagine myth as a way to interpret and explain the world that takes fate as drive and gains an oracular turn. Like forms of popular witchcraft or astrology, myth becomes a flexible narrative open to interpretation and application, embedded with signs and symbols.
The project will consist of images, sculptures, and objects drawn from found images and elements encountered during the residency. The locations from which these images are sourced include churches, streets, museums, short stories, films, people, mountaintops, rivers, mines, caves, and the barking of dogs. A publication will be presented alongside the exhibition detailing portions of the process and explaining references.
Photo credits Mikael Gregorsky.