A unique, interdisciplinary
festival under the name „GEO-Genesis“ has been organized in
cooperation with various European and Japanese institutions. The artworks
selected for the exhibition here in Aso consists of a suite of
thematically related artworks, which include celebrated contemporary
Artist from Germany, Holland, Poland, Switzerland and Japan. The context
of the setting and the diversity of participation poses scientific,
philosophical and sociological questions concerning the relationship
between human kind and nature and what is intrinsically shared between
The selected artworks represent
the project GEO- Genesis thematically by depicting in some way the
artistic nature of space and character specific to the volcanic region
around Mount Aso and also educate through metaphor and visitor
participation the central themes of the exhibition: The environment,
renewable energy, sustainability, environmental migration, and life around
In view of latest tragedy in Japan caused by natural forces in combination with a blind use of a flawed technology, the organizers of the GEO-Genesis believe that every effort to create a sensibility amongst the general public for the sake of saving the environment that we all inhabit is a necessity and that new directions can be found by conscious collaboration between the arts and the sciences in order to create a needed awareness of the situation and by supporting the creation of a network of individuals interested in solutions.
Participating Artists: Hara Aika (JAP), Helmut Dick (NL), Joanna Hoffmann (POL), Arthur Clay (CHE), Curious Minds (INT), Christiane Oppermann (DEU), Monika Rut (POL), Yasuyuki Saegusa (JAP), Tineke & Eileen van Veen (NDL), Thomek Wendland (POL), Kotani Yoshie (JAP)
Video installation: ‘Hidden Topology of Being: Lapilli” embraces a video projections and three video-objects.
volcanic character of the site of the exhibition in a particularly strong
way reveals both the enormous inner powers of our planet and the
persistence of the delicate matter of organic life which depends on them.
In my art work I question the secrets of nature which are behind these
relations. Bridging micro and macro scales, scientific models and everyday
recordings I am investigating primary
homogeneity and interdependence of the micro and macro, animated and
non-animated components of our world, looking for deeper relations between
the human being and his environment.
In the installation a few volcanic pebbles reveal to the viewer their hidden stories: becoming an atomic puzzle in which the fundamental elements meet, or a complex multidimensional form in which quantum physics merges with cultural imagery and poetry. The pebbels were collected on Piton de la Fournaise, La Reunion.