Givan Lötz Artist / Musician

Selected Projects 2007—2014

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MOURNING GLORY detail


MOURNING GLORY installation


Sacred Boundaries & Transgression


MOURNING GLORY detail


MOURNING GLORY detail


MOURNING GLORY installation


MOURNING GLORY installation


MOURNING GLORY installation


Mourning Glory

OUTLET project Space - Johannesburg

– Installation

"as soon as human beings give rein to animal nature in some way we enter the world of transgression forming the synthesis between animal nature and humanity through the persistence of the taboo, we enter a sacred world"

GEORGES BATAILLE

Eroticism, 1954


In taking pleasure a certain amount of encroachment interferes with the Other from One’s own sense of ‘Boundary’. The perception of One’s Self is simultaneously set Inside the Body and Outside the Other. The most obvious and seductive Boundary between One’s Self and the Other is the skin coating the flesh. When this threshold is transgressed through sexual penetration, the Self is surrounded by the Other. The purity of the Self is put at ‘risk’ by the foreign Nature of the Other, merging Outside and Inside archetypes. From this basis, it seems ‘Natural’ that early Human Beings viewed the ubiquity and seeming iniquity of transgression and penetration as a powerful magical form of contamination.

Furthermore, every Sacred site has its Boundaries. Mountains are amongst the most prevalent Sacred sites owing to the symbolic aspect of the ‘peak’. It is believed that the higher a mountain is, the closer it is to Heaven or any other celestial body, an attitude assisting the awe and fear in the aesthetic of the Sublime. Without boundaries, without prohibition, there can be no transgression and thus no eroticism.

© Copyright Givan Lötz 2011


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