Moments of a Different Meaning

16 September - 2 October 2020


“The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap.

The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare.

Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words.

Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?”

― Zhuangzi, Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters


Pieces that carry different meanings are detached from the passing periods of time.  Choosing what your meaning is would eliminate all possible hitherto parallel ones. Today would be a global crisis for some, an inadvertent incident for others, and sentimentality from a bygone moment for others. With our collector's instinct, we collect these moments like pieces of a puzzle and try to arrange them in a constantly flowing picture. Thus, for me, the different moments acquired some meanings and over time became completely different.

The artist is accused of being curious; a character constantly looking for a plot in the unexpected corner of the happening picture. Sometimes the unexpected angles of the gaze stop and rotate 360 ° to become what they are meant to be again. Another time the voyeuristic eyepenetrates the spaces of its search and finds itself there as a form of the objective world, but now as if from the side. In this way, he witnesses the individual moments without striving to collect them and turn them into a whole story. But over time, the story is arranged and begins to tell about itself without relying on the objective - it creates its own context.

"Moments of a different meaning" shows that other side of this fragmented reality - the subjective becomes objective and again passes into its subjectivity, undisturbed by the circumstances of desires and the conceived context.


Konstantin Kostov


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Konstantin Kostov