Peter Georgakis - The impossiblity of significance-3

The Impossibility of Significance


Peter Georgakis


Gallery 3

29 April - 17 May 2015

Opening Wednesday 29 April , 6.30-8pm

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The exhibition The Impossibility of Significance explores the concept of a reality which tries to resist representation, whose disturbing effects are felt in strange and unexpected places. It is achieved through three methods of exploration - representational, significance/insignificance and the incomprehensible.

The representational concerns of these artworks arise by dividing various sections of collected anatomical photograph and applying very basic software techniques to slightly alter anatomical structures. The imagery is cut apart and mirrored back at itself to form a somewhat abnormal, yet externalised coherence and symmetry of the human form. This distorted rearrangement of the image has been largely informed by psychoanalytical and philosophical discourse on "mirror stage".

The process of the mirror allows for the significance/insignificance of these artworks to become blurred immensely. The imagery takes on a widespread metamorphosis, allowing for the contradictive nature of the reflected copy to lay confused in-between both significance and insignificance.

The third mode of exploration, the incomprehensible, is applied by attaching a system of language to the artworks which alludes to everyday situations, the mundane and as well as the more inexplicable. By doing so, it impacts our emotional response and intellectual relationship towards what exactly is visually represented.

This series attempts to examine what happens when the visual image is mirrored back at itself. How do we process and experience a reality which struggles to be assimilated into a symbolic order of language and communication (the fabric of daily life)?




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