METAMORPHOSIS TITIAN 2012

A multi-faceted experience celebrating British creativity across the arts, ‘Metamorphosis: Titian 2012’ brings together a group of specially commissioned works responding to three of Titian’s paintings — ‘Diana and Actaeon’, ‘The Death of Actaeon’ and the recently acquired ‘Diana and Callisto’ — which depict stories from Ovid’s epic poem ‘Metamorphoses’. Featuring new work by contemporary artists Chris Ofili, Conrad Shawcross and Mark Wallinger, including sets and costumes for three new ballets at the Royal Opera House. Leading poets including Seamus Heaney, Wendy Cope, and Patience Agbabi have also responded to Ovid’s text and Titian’s paintings.

Alexander Stublić

Cube
Electronic images of black and white alternating structures and contrasts are projected on a cuboid object in space. Passing through different metamorphosis, the abstract image themes gather momentum in the three-dimensional. Structural unities of image, sound and movement deconstruct the shape of the cube – images and sounds are mutually dependent and explore relations between form and meaning beyond medial image fronts.

Anne-Sarah Le Meur & Jean-Jacques Birgé

Omni-Vermille
Omni-Vermille is based on computer-generated real-time 3D images. The programmed code allows light spots to oscillate against a dark background. The colors sometimes move dynamically, sometimes calmly across the projection surface; sometimes they evoke plasticity, sometimes depth. This continuous metamorphosis endows the contents of the images with a sensual, even lively quality. The metamorphosis designed by algorithms opens up a new time-based morphology of colors and forms for painting. The play of colors is accompanied by a stereophonic sound composition by Jean-Jacques Birgé (*1952, France). The sounds follow the shapes of the colors, only to stand out again the next moment: the combination of sound and image results entirely from the laws of random simultaneity.

Zeitguised

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A synthetic ghost shifts simulated textiles from passive matter to live organisms. They behave like apparitions in an artificial choreography, with movements that are imaginary yet familiar. Like a constant metamorphosis, the same sequence gets transformed over and over again. At each step, all aspects of the designs are modified, from algorithmic pattern to color scheme to fabric behaviour. The results are meandering layers of style changes. A linear montage shows the intricate details. Shuffled layers of metronomic sounds emphasize the transformation fluctuating in and out of sync.

LUCAS SAMARAS

Лукас Самарас
卢卡斯·萨马拉斯
لوكاس ساماراس
ルーカスサマラス
루카스 사마라스
Chair

Since the 1960s, Lucas Samaras has devoted his art to the evocation of an intensely private, obsessional, sometimes hallucinatory realm. Among the many motifs that occur in his work, the chair is especially prominent. The “Chair Transformation” series has included provocative sculptures executed in a variety of materials including wood, wire mesh, and mirrored glass. Throughout the series, Samaras transforms the ordinary object into a fantastical one, evoking a dreamlike metamorphosis. Here the artist suggests an animated flight of stacked chairs. A deceptively simple form, the sculpture appears from different viewpoints to be upright, leaning back, or springing forward.

JUNO CALYPSO

A Dream in Green
Seduction has begun in secrecy. A green clay body-mask beauty routine becomes a science-fiction metamorphosis.

Saburo Teshigawara

倉庫勅使川原
Metamorphosis

Saburo Teshigawara´s Metamorphosis, inspired by Kafka‘s novels, is an art work filled with pain and breathtaking beauty. At its centre is the body’s constant changes, the cells constant renewal – the metamorphosis: “Even when we believe we are completely still, our bodies are moving. That movement is life. To stop is to die. Life is like cycling – if you stop you lose your balance and fall over. Life is balance in motion.”

Milo Moire

FLUID ECSTASY
by Peter Palm
is an artistic underwater video work by Peter Palm, which he realized on the island of Mauritius with the conceptual artist Milo Moiré. Filled with a naive sexuality, this short film lasting just under six minutes reveals surreal, grace-filled perspectives on the female nude. Beneath the surface, within the concealing element of water, nothing remains concealed.
The title “Fluid Ecstasy” describes a trance-like, natural bliss in the flow of merging.
“Fluid Ecstasy” presents a metaphysically ambivalent ambience that documents our prenatal state of becoming in the form of a visual metaphor. In an analogous notion of being, “being” is understood as that in which everything partakes, though in various ways. The origin of all life lies in water. Peter Palm shows the nude Milo Moiré in a peaceful world, comparable to our “being” in the womb prior to our birth.
Both Milo Moiré and Peter Palm have done without technical aids, with one exception … flippers, which make reference to the metamorphosis from fish to Homo sapiens.
The video was created during numerous dives.

Miao Xiaochun

МЯО СЯОЧУНЬ
缪晓春
مياو شياو تشون
Metamorphosis

FREDERIC FONTENOY

Metamorphosis

JONATHAN DUCRUIX

ДЖОНАТАНА ДУКРУА
Metamorphosis

XAVIER LE ROY

Self Unfinished

French choreographer Xavier Le Roy defies categorisation as a dance-maker, drawing on diverse influences from the worlds of science, performance art and contemporary dance.
In Self Unfinished (1998), Le Roy takes the audience on a journey of metamorphosis as he transforms into an extraordinary hybrid creature part machine, part alien, part human.
Employing all manner of physical devices, Le Roy creates a world of illusion that is as unsettling as it is transfixing.

FREDERIC FONTENOY

METAMORPHOSIS

Jonathan Ducruix

Джонатана Дукруа
Metamorphosis

Philip Glass

فيليب الزجاج
菲利普·格拉斯
פיליפ גלאס
フィリップ·グラス
필립 글래스
ФИЛИП ГЛАСС
Metamorphosis

FREDERIC FONTENOY

METAMORPHOSIS

FREDERIC FONTENOY

Metamorphosis

KIMIKO YOSHIDA

كيميكو يوشيدا
吉田公子
키미코 요시다
קימיקו יושידה
КИМИКО ЙОШИДА

A unique artist with sophisticated style, Yoshida’s Asian influenced self portraits are unprecedented. Her work evokes pertinent questions as to the role of women in modern Asia and is strongly driven by feelings of transformation and fleeting:
“ … when I was three, my mother threw me out of the house. I left clutching a box filled with all my treasures. I went to a public park. The police found me there the next day. Since then, I’ve always felt nomadic, errant, fleeing.”
“Art is above all the experience of transformation. Transformation is, it seems to me, the ultimate value of the work. Art for me has become a space of shifting metamorphosis. My Self-portraits … are only the place and the formula of the mutation.”

DAISY JIE FENG

デイジー傑風水
METAMORPHOSIS

Daisy Jie Feng si è lasciata ispirare dal racconto “Le Metamorfosi” di Franz Kafka e, per la presentazione visiva, alle opere scultoree dell’artista Daniel Arsham.

MIAO XIAOCHUN

МЯО СЯОЧУНЬ
缪晓春
مياو شياو تشون
Metamorphosis-Doubt

FREDERIC FONTENOY

Metamorphosis

DAVID ČERNÝ

Metalmorphosis Sculpture

PHILIPS DESIGN PROBES

Metamorphosis Shimmer

OGILVY & MATHER

أوغيلفي آند ماثر
奥美
オグルビー&メイザー
오길비 & 매더
Gregor Samsa (from The Metamorphosis) reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez