To Spawn a Door • Mock Jungle • Bologna, Italy • 2022
“Salvation is a long road that leads through many gates. These gates are symbols. Each new gate is at fi rst invisible; indeed it seems at fi rst that it must be created, for it exists only if one has dug up thespring’s root, the symbol.” — Carl Jung, The Red Book
Doors, Gates, Portals, Wormholes.. a frame for the liminal threshold we call Now. Opening toward the future, closing behind the past, this is the space between the rational and the imaginary, consciousness and dreaming, political and ethereal, between the numerical and the numinal.
Who are the guardians rising, the gatekeepers? The troll, the sphinx, the alchemist, the nonhuman? What do we leave behind, and what do we bring with us? What do we cancel, what do we crowdfund? The doorway is an arch of shelter as the earth shakes in apocalypse. What we have come to know, or what we had hoped for, vanishes, leaving a fertile ground for something better. Laws of physics collapse as the virtual guides us back to our subconscious desires. Now is open.
We each see reflections in the mirrors of truth, but the mirrors are broken. We only get glimpses, each from a different perspective. Lost in a chaotic landscape of shards and suffering, we spawn a door to another world. Whether we want to escape this world, or change it, we must first find our own personal communicable symbol of passage.
Curated by Nacoca Ko
To Spawn a Door • New Art City • online • 2022
We can create a “Door in a Wall,” or an Egyptian underworld door, a quantum wonderland door, a constricted Shadow-door, a wardrobe door, a shrine door, a hard rectangle made from stone, or something older, like a spiral of electromagnetic waves. Each gate, dug up from rhizomatic roots is a transformative Now.
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