Givan Lötz Artist / Musician

Selected Projects 2007—2014

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ALTAR EGO 1500mm 1500mm


ALTAR EGO Installation


ALTAR EGO Installation


ALTAR EGO Laser Etched Bronze Mirror


ALTAR EGO Detail


ALTAR EGO Installation


Altar Ego

Southern Guild at Design Days - Dubai

– Laser-Etched Mirror

“There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

This is Water, 2005


Consciousness within humans is evolved to such a degree that we are able to spin a self, a self-reflecting self. The problem with our self-consciousness is that it is accompanied by an existential anxiety. As a species, we are in the unique position where we are not only certain to die but also fully aware of it.

In order to allay this Fear of Death, cultures throughout the ages have postulated the idea of an After-Life — transcendent realms apart from the world of suffering (heavens, paradises, nirvana etc.)In our collective visual history these realms are most often symbolised by or depicted as rounded, radiant, centered devices.

“Altar Ego”, then, simultaneously heightens our self-awareness through self-reflection while presenting the typical symbolic patterns & paths of escape almost automatically demanded from the resulting existential anxiety — A strange feedback loop of loss and desire.

© Copyright Givan Lötz 2014


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