Katie Paterson, Ancient Darkness TV 2010
Installation view ĎCentral Reservationí Bristol, 2010
The Wizardís Chamber is an abstraction which finds an imaginary language between art and science. The exhibition refers to Dr Nikola Teslaís essay The Problem of Increasing Human Energy: With Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sunís Energy. Tesla was one of the greatest inventors in the history of electrical engineering, also known as The Wizard of the West. This homage to Teslaís inventions explores the cognitive and creative process of thinking and questioning, delving into the progress of science and its close correspondence with art. The exhibition is a union of diverse projects that investigate a unique form of dialogue between art and science and thus position science and imagination in contrast with art and reason. It is an encounter with perception, assumptions, knowledge and rationality. Human beings today are vitally dependent on technology, and the aim of this exhibition is to generate an interaction with the collective memory, regardless of habitat and origin. The Wizardís Chamber becomes a tribute to mankind.
Artists of The Wizardís Chamber are: Alessandro Brighetti, Wim Delvoye, Braco Dimitrijevic, Oswaldo Macia, Geo Homsy/ Chico MacMurtrie/ Bill Washabaugh, Arnaldo Morales, Trevor Paglen, Katie Paterson, Otavio Schipper, Samson Young.