Opening: live musical performance by Sam Leamy and Neil Johnstone, 5.00pm - 9.00pm
‘Mysterium tremendum et fascinans’, or a terrible and fascinating mystery is the way 20th century scholar Rudolf Otto described his conception of the ‘numinous’ - an encounter with otherworldliness that is the base of religious or spiritual experience. The Mystery is a point of ontological tension, a liminal space of encounter where one moves from the territory of the known into the unknown. This exhibition emerges from the premise that art functions in exactly the same way. Three artists from disparate parts of Aoterora, though all with a link to Pōneke, navigate between abstraction and signification as a gesture towards forming a meaningful link between the mundane and the metaphysical. The works resonate together as the individual voices seek to describe the same ineffable territory, speaking to the metaphysical threads that weave communities and cultures together across both space and time.
Mysterium tremendum et fascinans Link to CubaDupa Festival Programme
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Sound Baths during Cuba Dupa
With a series very specially curated Sound Baths during the Cuba Dupa weekend, 1.00pm - 3.00pm, featuring Neil Johnstone, Zachary Winterwood , Holly Winterwood, Sam Leamy, Stephen Clothier, Brendan Jon Philip and Steve Burridge. Sounds to lose yourself in, ambient music to luxuriate in, a truly immersive sonic experience.
Soundbaths Link to Festival Programme
And to top it off we will be releasing an album linked into the ideas explored in the exhibition from East Cape Calling
Again a very mellow ambient piece.