1. 'Metamorphosis - The Golden Ass' - Martin Sexton (2011)

    This film was created as a site-specific work for the Greek Island of Hydra - an island that has no cars and the donkey or ass are the only means of transportation - the exhibition was curated by Sozita Goudouna and was entiled 'Eleventh Plateau' a title partly taken from the book 'A Thousand Plateaus' by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze and the psychoanalyst Felix Guattari:

    -'...the artist is no longer God but the Hero who defies God..Mahler says that the singing of the birds, the colours of the flowers, and the fragrance of the forest are not enough to make Nature, that the gods Dionysus and the great Pan are needed..' * A Thousand Plateaus - Deleuze & Guattari (1988).

    The work was inspired by this book and by another from antiquity: 'The Golden Ass' by Apuleius - whose principal character has an insatiable desire to see and practice magic. Sampling specific scenes from selected films including works by Pasolini & Orson Welles - the films are then woven together by the figure of the transmogrified ass from Reinhardt's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' The idea of transformation via the magical device of a seemingly lowly beast of burden such as an Ass was in the ancient world seen as powerfully symbolic of a passage of rights to enlightenment and divine wisdom itself.

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Out Of The Box Intermedia

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Out Of The Box Intermedia is a non-profit interdisciplinary arts organization actively committed to the research, development and presentation of site-responsive and intermedia projects. The organization aims to promote international exchange of practice…


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Out Of The Box Intermedia is a non-profit interdisciplinary arts organization actively committed to the research, development and presentation of site-responsive and intermedia projects. The organization aims to promote international exchange of practice and knowledge in the arts (visual and sound art, dance, architecture, theatre), to research on the methods used in theatre and curatorial practices and to investigate points of intersection between the arts and the public sphere by means of interventions, collective actions, educational programmes and publications.

Founding Director:
Sozita Goudouna

http://www.outoftheboxintermedia.org/

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