Givan Lötz Artist / Musician

Selected Projects 2007—2014

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The Transcendental Tradition


Vanishing Pointless A2 Giclee edition of 9


Vanishing Actless A2 Giclee edition of 9


Dead Center Devices 1


Dead Lossless A2 Giclee edition of 9


Dead Endless A2 Giclee edition of 9


Dead Center Devices 2


Centerfold Soaked A0 Giclee edition of 3


Centerfold Soaked


Going Down True Love A1 Giclee edition of 3


On Your Knees A1 Giclee edition of 3


Chasms


Loose A1 Giclee edition of 3


Rose Window Prolapse A1 Giclee edition of 3


Rose Window Prolapse


Pretty For Ever A1 Giclee edition of 3


Ready To Serve A1 Giclee edition of 3


Paradise


Mother Superior A0 Giclee edition of 3


Like Theres No Tomorrow A0 Giclee edition of 3


Like There's No Tomorrow


The Thick Ungiving Collar A1 Giclee edition of 3


Yawned Before Us A1 Giclee edition of 3


The Thick Ungiving Collar


Nowhere Fast A1 Giclee edition of 3


Endless Glee

TONIC showroom

– Archival 280gsm Giclée Fiber-Prints

"God is dead but given the way of men there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown."

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

The Gay Science, 1882


All religions have an ecstatic component and all involve altering human consciousness to some extent by prayer, meditation, chanting, dancing, fasting etc. Although belief in a non-physical spiritual realm has diminished as part of our post-darwinian age it has not disappeared. Even those who have relinquished their belief are prone, if not compelled, to seek out substitutes. The altered states associated with Sex (orgasm), Drugs (intoxication), Madness (psychosis) are not only substitutes for religious experience but in some instances accomplices to these mystical practices.

The gamut of altered states may differ in their neuro-chemical details but they are united by their ability to shutout reality. They enable us to escape reality. They are anti-reality and at their most extreme, at the point of addiction, they are life-negating. We can conceive of them as piecemeal suicides. But they are also part of what defines us as human beings and for that we need to celebrate them.

© Copyright Givan Lötz 2011