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REPLIKA Issue 2 - Ellipse



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Our second issue is focused on the concept of ELLIPSE. It is the result that occurs when a cone is cut by an oblique plane which does not intersect the base; it is a life cycle or imperfect loop; circularity, rotundity, cycle, ring, areola, eye, loop, wheel, orb, cincture, noose. We turned once more to our friend Roget - of outdated thesaurus fame - in defining what can or could be an ELLIPSE.

As in a game of telephone, or a broken radio transistor, ELLIPSE is about passing information through a fragmented loop. Human relationships, in particular familial and marital, are explored through folding and rusting forms, the longing for connection with nature and urban spaces and the search for an art practice equivalent to a close friend’s embrace. The notion of a cyclical history of a precious material becoming commonplace. The female form retraced until almost all trace is lost. Mechanical attempts to counterfeit imagination.

Key visual:

Hamid Aaqil Shah (AF)

Mark Blickley (USA)

Chloe Brenan (IE)

Kami Bugnet (IL/DE)

Freya Copeland (UK/NZ/DE)

Karl Dieter Schmid (DE)

Eri Dimitriadi (GR)

JM Francis (NZ)

Rita Gaspar Vieira (PT)

Diane Hillebrand (DE)

Frie J. Jacobs (BE)

Nils Köpfer (DE)

Takuya Koyama (JP/DE)

Youvalle Levy (IL/DE)

Taizo Matsuyama (JP)

Jacintha Murphy (IE/DE)

Chris Morrin (IE/DE)

Ainsley O’Connell (NZ)

Ben Pearce (NZ)

Esther Poppe (DE/ZA)

Andrea Shettler (CA/DE)

Nuno Sousa Vieira (PT)

Toyah Webb (NZ)


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