Art installation / new media Salomè / 饮食男女

Salomè - drink food man woman 饮食男女

is my installation for European Artists Symposium 2014 edition.
this project and the chinese text is based on Confucius texts: what really interests people are drink food man and woman. After 10 symposia I realized that this can be the leit-motiv of symposia too. When everything goes well in an art symposium there is a combination of moments between those four elements.
This installation is a tribute to symposium way of life and then also a tribute to life itself.
Visitors can enter the space between the seven light layers and be part of the artwork. Their body can change the light and the transparency. Each layer has made in a different technique to represent the different ways of painting: light, dark, coloured, sprayed.
The space between the layers can be changed to be part of a living space that can be functional or esthetical as you like, not always put at the same distance.
And wind or a human breath is welcome to give the artwork a new unexpected life.

The title Salome is because there are 7 veils, like the 7 veils of Salome's dance in the Bible.

Lungenzentrum Essen und Physiotherapie am Lungenzentrum
Am Handelshof 1 - Akazienalle, 45127 Essen
www.europeanartists-ev.de


symposium (plural symposiums or symposia)
1. A conference or other meeting for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants make presentations.
2. (in ancient Greece) A drinking party, especially one with intellectual discussion.

(source: Wiktionary)