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The Seed of Time: Film/Architecture/Visual Art/Food/Music
Fri 19 May 2017, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Experience a one-off screening in London with international interdisciplinary artist collective, Elephants and Volcanoes.
The Seed of Time: video and talk.
Between art and architecture, this refurbishment project in Altamura is about the union of conscious and unconscious, of the King and the Queen, of the Sun and the Moon.
This project is composed of two parts: an exterior one called Gentle Genius, an interior one called the Infection.
These two parts correspond to two different movements: the observation, enabling protection from the outside, the action enabling the curing potential from inside. Together they form The Seed of Time, the union of conscious and unconscious, of the King and the Queen, of the Sun and the Moon.
The facade of the Gentle Genius appears flat in some parts, more calm, representing the quietness and the joy that the family has experienced and in others the surface is more chaotic, revealing the intensity of some specific dramatic moments. This sequence of extreme joy and deep sadness belongs to the album In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson, red as feeling of rage, madness and passion, merges with blue as feelings of loneliness, quietness and sadness.
The exterior carries the story of the king and serves as a protective shield allowing a generative action to take place on the inside, to purify and heal the interior of the tower where he resides, to nullify the echoes in the void inner spaces. New life enters the wounds, to restore, to create a new positive condition and cure the King. The interior seeks to generate new life, to recreate a positive equilibrium in a long abandoned space.
The project The Seed Of time was opened last October 2015, with an immersive performance by the art collective Elephants and Volcanoes.