Meta City Symptom #58  "Intrusion/...

Materialni pogoji produkcije, 23. marec ― Meta City Symptom #58  "Intrusion/ Appearance" Symptom #58 with title “Intrusion/ Appearance” was done in peacefull natural environment in public space on one of the beaches in Gokarna peninsula (Karnataka/ India). Gokarna means cow’s ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini. In order that Brahma who out of arrogance arising out of his power to create the universe, sat penancing to redeem himself from curse of Shiva, Lord Shiva appeared in front of him from the ears of a cow. So the place came to be known as gokarna or ear of the cow. Gokarna is Hindu pilgrimage site. Shiva gave the Atma linga to Ravana as a boon and instructs Ravana to carry it home by walk, that he should never place it on the earth even for a short while failing which the linga would get eternally embedded at the place where he broke his commands. Lord Maha Vishnu learned that Ravana will become all powerful by worshipping the ‘Atma Linga’ and menace to the world; But Lord Ganesha came in the form of a boy and planted it in Gokarna while Ravana was performing rituals. Once placed Ravana could not remove it from ground; The depressed demon king Ravana was deeply agitated and tried to pull up the linga, but the linga did not budge a little so he called the shiva linga as Mahabala, one with great strength, and ever since, the linga illustrious as Mahabaleshwara in Mahabaleshwara temple - Gokarna (one of Shiva’s holy places); large numbers of devotees visit to offer prayers and worship to Lord Shiva. Gokarna is place of refuge/ escapism. A sect of Brahmins fled from the Gomantak to escape forcible conversions by the Portuguese and British and settled in and around Gokarna in the 15th century. Due to its laid-back, unspoiled and rustic nature many western tourists started visiting Gokarna. The beaches around Gokarna were hardly used by the locals until these ma
Meta City Symptoms #56 | PLINTHS | Francisco TomsichEipprova...

Meta City Symptoms #56 | PLINTHS | Francisco TomsichEipprova...

Materialni pogoji produkcije, 17. januar ― Meta City Symptoms #56 | PLINTHS | Francisco Tomsich Eipprova ulica 9, Ljubljana, 16-1-2018, 19:30. In Eipprova ulica 9, Ljubljana, there is a spot where twelve pillars were erected, and nobody seems to know their exact function or purpose. This symptom consisted in putting one potato on each of these pedestals, naming them “plinths” and giving to the visitors a flyer telling a short history of potatoes in art.
MATERIALNI POGOJI PRODUKCIJE | META CITY SYMPTOMS 52Francisco...

MATERIALNI POGOJI PRODUKCIJE | META CITY SYMPTOMS 52Francisco...

Materialni pogoji produkcije, 20. september 2017 ― MATERIALNI POGOJI PRODUKCIJE | META CITY SYMPTOMS 52Francisco Tomsich | MemesTorek | Tuesday | Martes 19.9.2017, 20:00 Podhod Tivoli, Ljubljana Memes was a projection of a series of 40 ordered memes made combining fragments of the “Epilogue” to G. M. Tamás’s essay Telling the truth about class with a selection of the artist’s collection of images, the Iconocante. These images are often used as sources for drawings and paintings and have diverse origins: press photography, self-made videos and photos, historical archives, artworks, etc. The action was carried out under heavy and persistent rain at the entrance of a tunnel in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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