Delphi—Ekstasis meditates on the illusions in reality; what we choose to see and/or believe.
I recently took a virtual vacation to Greece. Via Google Maps, I walked the streets of Athens, looked up at the Parthenon, and gasped at the view from Delphi. I viewed ancient artworks and learned Greek mythology all from my home. The show’s title, Delphi—Ekstasis, referring to the Greek Oracle who’s visions of the world came to her while she sat over a hole in the ground venting hallucinogenic fumes, and ekstasis, meaning: a state of displacement, of being driven out of one’s senses is a suggestive metaphor for my experience. At the small cost of my cable bill I was able to travel to Europe, however, my trip came without the aroma of the land and the warmth of the sun. Yet, there was the bonus of blurred faces, legs without bodies, and pixilated reflective smears of buildings and streets. Instead of assuming these questionable visions are not there, I have decided they are.