Lisa Kaftori (Israel/USA)
Lisa Kaftori (Israel/USA) »Voices, Echos, Reflections« – Interactive installation in the Ludwigshöhturm
26./27.8. und 2./3.9.
A site-specific installation and series of performative gestures, based on conversations exploring entropy, chaos theory (the butterfly effect), and integral thought (the idea that the universe is an integrated whole in which all living beings are elements in an interconnected biosphere).
Connection, infinitesimal changes, the flow of events in time – entropy is an intangible measurement of the transformation of all phenomena in the universe. A butterfly flutters its wings in the forest of Darmstadt and, as a result, the consciousness of a poet in California may shift, ever so slightly. A thought is experienced, creativity, awareness, feelings- everything is connected in an interactive physical and spiritual matrix. Our dialogue began with questions about what happens in the seams of existence. What happens to our thoughts, our sensations, and our feelings once they have occurred? What happens to our souls? Entropy, ever increasing, is a consequence of everything that happens in the universe, everything that we are, everything that we have ever been and everything that we ever will be. Entropy points the direction of all things in the time continuum.
The Ludwigshöhturm was designed and built, in the late 19th century, to give visitors access to a spectacular panoramic view. The tower’s ninety-nine stairs ascend 28 meters, like a spiraling labyrinth leading towards a real and metaphoric center – a place of expanded awareness where one can see beyond obstacles. Voices, Echoes,
Reflections, reminds us of the importance of the relationship between human beings and nature, of the possibility of finding, orienting oneself through a deep connection with the natural world.
mysterious dense deep
one disappears everything is quiet
an everlastingness (a limitlessness)
connected to place