Sunday, 17 November 2013

Nr. 3 - UTOPIA

The third exhibition in our TOPOI series
Topic: Utopia?
Where: Tent Gallery + ASN Studio space
When: Thursday 14th of November
Who: The students of Art, Space and Nature

This thursday it was time for another exhibition and this time we were exploring the topic of UTOPIA. So what is utopia you ask? That is very individual and depends on the person who answers. However this is the explanation in the dictionary:

Utopia |juːˈtəʊpɪə|nounan imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. The opposite of dystopia.ORIGIN based on Greek ou not + topos place.and Wikipedia says this: utopia /juːˈtpiə/ is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and imagined societies portrayed in fiction. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
There you have the general explanation, now it was up to us to try and show our thoughts about it and create a show. This is the plan for this weeks show and as you can see there are a lot of different things going on here. We had projections of boxes in the landscape, sculpture of a tombstone, photographs, a video showing all of us talking about our idea of utopia, a whole wall full of writings about it in different languages, flowers, colors, memories and a table full of cupcakes and pink drinks.

My piece for this show was the catering part which I decided to make into a "pretty" table of "pretty" food. The idea was that Utopia is supposed to be this "perfect" place and I think pretty, tasty and colourful things fit into that, so I decided to make a lot of cupcakes, have flower decorations, candles, tea, pink drink and beer. This was also meant to be a little sarcastic in a way, we tried to create a bit of  a "suburban home" where everything seems to be perfect, but really this is probably something we will never achieve. 

Here comes some snaps from the evening:

What do you think? 
Ironically this show was a bit of a pain to arrange, but we got there in the end and I think we were all quite happy with the result once again. 

Stick around for the next show which is coming up this thursday, the topic is TOPOLOGY!

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