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Yesterday was a long day.

In the morning, I uninstalled “Ellöh“.

In the afternoon, I installed “Second-Hand Dynamics”.

Two different words.

One of angst and eternity.

The other one of colour and immediacy.

But are they trully different?

Save the Friday, 12 September, 18:00, at Zigi Art Gallery, 86 Abercrombie Street.

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Ellöh presents 4 images of disintegrating fruit and vegetables crossing with the human experience, bearing all the signs of decay, deconstruction, and utter lifelessness. They are carefully nailed on the outer space grey wall, situated next to the real rotting vegetation dangling from nail hooks. These works and exhibition decoration perfectly capture the essence of death in everyday situations – the decomposition of vibrant colour to black and solid form to shriveling demise. These objects are ticking time bombs of nature, waiting to lose their nutrients, slowly desolving into nothing but a memory of growth, a now withered symbol of existence. Miroiu uses her medium to explore Heidegger’s philosophy of death, his binaries of falling and fleeing, anxiety and fear, and authentic and inauthentic. For me, her work embodies Heidegger’s understanding of being-at-an-end and being-towards-an-end.

Olivia Ward

Full review and more genius curatorial insights from Ward here.

“Ellöh“ is an artistic installation that explores the complex relationship between lifeand death. The reverse of the German word ‘Hölle‘ [‘Hell‘], ’Ellöh‘ captures thepervading nature of death into all forms of life. Not only that death has its special wayof insinuating itself in life manifestations and coexist with life, but it can engage lifeinto a mutual fostering relation. Thus, death and decay manifest their physicality andinsinuate themselves in various life forms, but also would coexist with life andsometimes even nurture reciprocally.

In Martin Heidegger’s philosophy, the significance that death holds upon humanexistence becomes central to elucidate the ontological question. According to theGerman thinker, when facing his own death, the individual faces his authentic self. It isonly in the presence of death that the human existence would reveal itself in itswholeness and the concept of being can be fully understood.

But how facing death can take place in a world in which death follows and shades anythrill of life, grows on life and makes life growing on itself? If redemption can lead yourexit way from hell, is there any exit from the hell overturned into our daily lives? How can we escape “Ellöh“?

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The exhibition runs 13 August – 08 September 2014 at Outer Space/ Verge Gallery.

Gallery address and hours:
Jane Foss Russell Plaza,
City Road, DarlingtonT (02) 9563 6218
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm weekdays.

Have you visited my latests installation, “Ellöh” at the Outer Space/Verge Gallery?

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More details to come!

Meanwhile, it may worth a visit:

Gallery address and hours:
Jane Foss Russell Plaza,
City Road, DarlingtonT (02) 9563 6218
Opening hours: 10am – 5pm weekdays.

It runs 13 August – 08 September 2014!