Artists: Irina Arnaut, Vittorio Brodmann, Nicole Eisenman, John Giorno, Fabian Marti, Dave Miko
Venue: Martos, New York
Exhibition Title: Every day in every way I’m freely opening my senses to the beauty in myself and opening up to all the beauty around me and in all the people I will encounter
Curated by: Ebony L. Haynes and Taylor Trabulus
Date: June 11 – July 25, 2014
Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump.
Fabian Marti, The Zen of Running, 2012. Single channel video, color, sound, 13:23 minutes, loop.
Video and images courtesy of Martos, New York
Positive affirmations are ideas or beliefs that you can repeat either internally or aloud. The short-term goal is to impress your subconscious with motivational thought. Through interminable repetition, the long- term goal is to let positive thought encourage positive lifestyle. For the affirming statement-as- meditation to be effective, it should not only be recited mentally but ideally, you should also be able to see it—in the form of text or imagery; Post-It-Notes on the mirror, or a photo of a sunset on the dashboard of your car.
A possible side effect of this repetitive practice, where there is a lack of results: vehement disbelief in all things good.
Irina Arnault (Chisinau, Moldova, 1983) lives and works in New York, NY.
Vittorio Brodmann (Ettingen, Switzerland, 1987) lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Nicole Eisenmann (Verdun, France, 1965) lives and works in New York, NY.
John Giorno (New York, NY, 1936) lives and works in New York, NY.
Fabian Marti (Fribourg, Switzerland, 1979) lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dave Miko (Shelton, CT, 1974) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Link: Group Show at Martos