Filtering by: Evagelia Hagikalfa

Apr
5
to Apr 14

Heimweh

Group exhibition of painting, photography, collage and film that explores the complex emotional resonance of Homesickness.
Heimweh is the German word for ‘homesickness’ and has been chosen to reference Freud’s writings on the ‘Unheimlich’, literally ‘unhomely’, which also translates as ‘the uncanny’. Each artist makes their own connection to the home and takes a departure from it. There is Heimweh, a longing for home when it is no longer readily available, an attachment to the home, or an inability to connect to the idea of home. In the ‘weh’ (‘pain’ in German) there are fragments, pushing and pulling all at once, there is an undulating extension. For some, the home is a place of comfort, everything emanating from its centre. For others, there is the traumatic loss of the home. Within this word there is the extra linguistic, both sensory and visual.
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“Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time. Anything erected there, a city, a pyramid, a motel, stands outside time”

― J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Heimweh is the German word for ‘homesickness’ and has been chosen to reference Freud’s writings on the ‘Unheimlich’, literally ‘unhomely’, which also translates as ‘the uncanny’. These writings are wandering, uncertain, and cite E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der Sandman in an attempt to clarify something which could not be simply explained, but which instead suggests something familiar which holds an unfamiliarity. This includes something to do with sight, perception and trickery, and an inability to distinguish between what is real or imagined.

The Unheimlich exists within the landscape and it does not. It exists within the home, and it does not. Heidegger quite succinctly clarifies the Unheimlich within the methodology of Phenomenology. Uncanniness is the uncanny state of being within oneself. Modern psychology might label it post traumatic stress, now widely understood to affect anyone who has experienced a sudden and traumatic disturbance of reality. There are layers to the Unheimlich. There is the home, there is the domestic and there is loss.

Each artist makes their own connection to the home and takes a departure from it. There is Heimweh, a longing for home when it is no longer readily available, an attachment to the home, or an inability to connect to the idea of home. In the ‘weh’ (‘pain' in German) there are fragments, pushing and pulling all at once, there is an undulating extension. For some, the home is a place of comfort, everything emanating from its centre. For others, there is the traumatic loss of the home. Within this word there is the extra linguistic, both sensory and visual.

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Oct
12
to Oct 14
Sep
20
to Sep 30

International Photo Festival InCadaqués

Second edition of the International Photo Festival InCadaqués. From de 20th to 30th of September 2018

Check out the website for the full program and the different workshops and events. #incadaques

https://www.incadaques.com/

Participating artists list:  www.incadaques.com/photographs-2018-en

Participating artists list:

www.incadaques.com/photographs-2018-en

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Oct
14
to Oct 16

Created in Portsmouth Art Trail 2016

The Fourth Created in Portsmouth Trail will take place 14 - 16 October 2016

2016 VENUE GUIDE

Venue / Artist

1. Emma Nicol Illustration, James Mouland Ebru Studio, Fire Monkey Arts, Lizzie Cornelius - icanseethesea

2. Atelier Studio & Gallery

3. Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery with Designer Charlotte & Goldsmith Clare Halsey

4. House of Pink Ginger & Kevin Dean RCA

5. meehalska - Natalia Michalska

6. Alison Gardiner Designs

7. Lesley George - Textile Artist & Lucy Goodman

8. The Southsea Workbench & Louise Griffiths-Kimber

9. My Dog Sighs

10. The Copper Hare, Southsea Jewellery & Victoria Leslie

11. Original Tile Studio

12. Mavrick Dreams Jewellery & Shake Your Glass

13. Evagelia Hagikalfa & Tracy Hodder

14. Amy Routledge

15. Little Duck Forge, Sue Meridith & Moby Illustration

16. Miss Bespoke Papercuts

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