15 – 26 November Opening: November 15, 6:30 PM
Rosie Eisor, Andrea Karl, Vasil Shterev, Nikola Stoyanov, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Ruben Visser, Miroslav Zhivkov - dzhingibi
(c) cover image by Ruben Visser
Perspectives in Celsius is an exhibition resulting from an open call of the same name, which invited a diverse group of creative practitioners to explore the multifaceted concept of temperature. Temperature is a physical quantity that quantifies the characteristics of heat or cold. It is of utmost importance to life on Earth, yet it seems that the vastness of this quantity and its centrality to our lives often leads us to take it for granted, leaving it incomprehensible and shrouded in mystery.
Rather than attempting to demystify this complex subject, which would require extensive research and a lengthy endeavor, this exhibition aims to showcase what various creative practitioners find compelling about temperature. There's no expectation of a unifying theme or coherence between the works. Instead, it presents a spontaneous exploration of this multifaceted topic.
The works featured in this exhibition delve into a range of ideas, exploring technical aspects of temperature like the aesthetics of thermal cameras and temperature as a medium in printing, while others investigate temperature's relationship with the human body and in relation to climate change, temperature and public infrastructure, and how temperature finds its place in popular culture.
The inspiration for this open call loosely stems from the performative dinner and ongoing project by Trang Ha Cuisine (du) Terror. This project provocatively imagines that we, as humans, are slowly cooked by our collective actions within our environment. The dinner, held in March 2023 as part of the FIG. 3. We also invited Alina Papazova to draw inspiration from this performance, resulting in a small comic zine that will be unveiled at the exhibition's opening. Join us in exploring the various facets of temperature and its profound impact on our world and culture.
With the support of the National Culture Fund