The Digit ditches the Darkness (Deutsch)
Opening: 04.08 2020 18:00, SOSartePT ( live on Facebook)
And @ LEW1 - Kultur Einer Digitalstadt and IWZ
There are times in our lives when we truly realise that Earth without art would be just ‘eh’. When artists give their HeArt, art can heal, help process and reflect events and bring light and consciousness to our lives.
The digit in latin is originally the fingerbreadth, the unit of measurement based upon the finger. This human way of approximately measuring and putting things into proportion is one of art’s strengths. It is a way of processing the moment and giving perspective of what is. Digit later became a word for numbers below ten, countable with your fingers. So in digit there is something very tangible, analog and physical. “Digital” used to describe something that could be performed with fingers. Ironically now digital is the contrary of analog, it is the transformation of the tangible, visible into ones and zeros. A conversion into the sequence of digits, into zeroes or ones making a bit — a unit of information, the absence and the presence of a thread in the tapestry of life.
To ditch something is to leave it behind without warning. Because of COVID19 many projects were ditched and the artists felt left behind. Artists who have this capacity of ditching all the rules, abandoning the norm, and breaking through limits, can find the light by expressing the darkness. Without darkness we would not experience the light and even the smallest light will erase darkness. Or as Anne Frank puts it in her confinement diary “look at how one single candle can both defy and define the darkness”.
SEM LIMITES is an opportunity to present the artist’s gift and to bring light into the present. Artists in a way ditch the darkness with a snap of a finger, digitally, and then digitise the result of the dialogue between paper and digit. It is time to focus on this digital presence and bring the work home and to people’s homes as so many of us rethink, restart and re-initialise.
For this exhibition I chose as many artistic approaches as possible and only the pieces that were made in 2020, trying to look for changes in the artist’s work and combining different artists together. It was a desire to create dialogue and sometimes tension in order to foster the SOSArtePT group spirit as a great chance to come together, rather than “me myself and I — solo ride until I die” mood. It is both that makes us strong, alone and all one. Ideally this project grows and the catalogue will be the documentation of the posts on social media a record of a summer month, an August with Art.
Together we are strong. This is why we created SOS arte PT. Artists for Artists.
The HeArt is Present
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