In these strange days, when it seems that the world has slowed down it usual rotation, the works in the exhibition turn our gaze to rotational motion through the image of the carousel.
As children, the carousel brings us joy, excitement, and wonder, but as we grow up, it becomes an object that triggers nausea, dizziness, a sense of losing control and disorientation.
In a world based on narratives and linear progress, the circular movement through space offers another possibility. One that is not measured in achievements, progress, or output, but rather in a repetitive motion examined in terms of duration, perseverance, speed, and the return to a familiar spot.
The works featured in the exhibition address a range of subjects: the circular aspect of the physical space, which sees the body as an axis around which the world spins; the symbolic aspect of the circle of life – birth, childhood, aging, dying and back again.
The circular aspect of the human existential experience can be expressed in the Sisyphean sense of “eternal return,” a philosophical concept mentioned in different cultures and articulated in Nietzsche’s writings, or alternatively, in a sense of inner cohesion of moments from different periods, unfolding before our eyes into a spectacular story that takes shape in a circle.