all exhibitionsExhibitions


18 november 2011 — 12 december 2011

Valeri Nibiru "Dreaming"

The Catastrophic Eroticism of Valeria Nibiru


The slopes of dormant volcanoes are far from the most desolate places on Earth. It is there – on beds of fertile ash, beneath craters ready to pour out lava – that plants, animals and even human beings settle. Near a charred wedge of terrain recently licked by tongues of fire, the extremely lush greenery of its neighbors sparkles, while higher up, in moon-like craters, the soil smokes and turns various shades of dark color, generating the universe’s primary elements. Thus, we see not only the overlapping of life and death, but also the ancient chain of life forms, from the geological to the biological, from the cosmic to the anthropological. And, more importantly, what we recognize in these areas of volcanic “dreaming”[1] is the will to life and incarnation, as shown by the earth itself with its fiery, generative bowels, by a swarm of tadpoles in a pool heated on the blackness of the slope, and by local farmers who mark out death’s marchlands with their vineyards. The word “crater” itself, before modern civilization borrowed it to designate volcanoes and large-scale extraterrestrial cavities, meant a bowl used to mix wine at banquets.

Read more