authors: Izabela Ołdak & Ruben van Klaveren
music: Alexander Glenfield
place: DAR- Druskininkai Artists' Residence, Druskininkai, Lithuania
"We live trapped in a frame of Uroboros, devouring its own tail in a dance of Life and Death. This symbol of infinity takes all sorts of forms of existence, with its bright and dark (karmic) shades, from which, no one is free.
Uroboros is a video work, which represents an esoteric journey through interconnected reality of Nature, man with his symbols and architecture. The camera captures and floats through the structures, details, marks, cracks, making a kaleidoscopic panorama of real and imaginary images which alternate and complement each other with form or structure. It is an endless psychedelic reflection of one mirroring the other, and the other ensuing another.
The underlying theme is that everything is connected, all is alive. The entire world is one big living organism, we all have the same roots and we all are branches of the same tree.
We share the same reality and we are undergoing the same processes of time going through constant metamorphoses. The micro has all the element of macro and it is being developed in endless fractals.
The great wisdom of union and integration of all, is depicted also in the ways of humans understanding of it and in the spiritual paths which explain this achievement throughout the history. We can see many symbols floating through the images from: Shamanism, Tarot, Alchemy, Cabala, Freemasonry and many other systems which were and still are the ways of exploring the reality, understanding and explaining it.
The wheel of Samsara is pending. And the only constant - visible in the eternity of Life and in the eternity of Death - is reflected in an endless loop of the Uroboros."