The Language of Human Consciousness – Athr Gallery
10th July – 10th October, 2014 ATHR Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
A Hidden Order will be included at the Athr Gallery as part of their ‘The Language Of Human Consciousness’ exhibition between 10th July – 10th October, and will feature a selection of our main prints, alongside a video installation and interactive platform.
The Language of Human Consciousness
For thousands of years, the question of whether the basics of geometry came naturally to all humans or if they had to be taught; has been explored. According to Plato’s writings, Socrates attempted to determine how well an uneducated slave in a Greek household understood geometry, and eventually concluded that the slave’s soul ‘must have always possessed this knowledge’.
In the midst of startling havoc; humans by this very instinct seek to find order in this chaos, to reason with it; translating it to a language that is perhaps visual and universal is a common field of exploration for scientists and artists alike.
The Language of Human Consciousness takes geometry as a starting point, accepting its heritage as a symbol of purity, intelligence and perfection and bringing it towards a more contemporary interpretation as a language for exploring the atypical, the imperfect and the alternative. Works are brought together that seek to dissect segments of times, contexts and places and open them up to universal interpretation. The works, in the potency of the contradiction between their infinite possibilities as geometric compositions and the range of their references – social, political, art historical or other – are reduced to a neutral ground… to a human and conceivable form.