Æther Haga En

  • 23/05/2019 • 31/05/2019

    State of Apparition

    Æxchange Sofia-Haga, State of Apparition with works by Svetlana Mircheva and Stela Vasileva.

    The exhibition is part of an exchange project with Æther Sofia, an art space in Sofia (BG) run by visual artist Voin de Voin and Æther Haga (‘Haga’ is the Bulgarian name for The Hague), an initiative for exchange in collaboration with Marie Civikov. For this occasion Marjolijn van der Meij and Arianne Olthaar will travel to Bulgaria in May, where they will make an exhibition at Æther Sofia.

    State of Apparition tells a visual narrative around the phenomenon of the movement of natural light and the interaction with objects in space. A series of geometric constructions refers to this ever-changing situation.

    Stela Vasileva invites the viewer to lay their gaze at the reflective surfaces of her at first sight constructivist objects. Exposed to direct sunlight, the installation casts shadows and creates a playground between matter and light. As a result, the viewer is involved in various and multiple shifts in perception. The works meditative effect explores the relation between the concreteness of forms and the liminal space, created in order to offer a possibility to transcend the geometrical point into a point of view.

    Svetlana Mircheva’s obsession with language emerges as a natural development in the context of ‘the appearance’, of ‘the thing’ becoming visible. Departing from the abstraction of any form that was connected to other forms or symbols, she looks for ways to articulate a space that has the potential to become a language – both physically and mentally and a way to understand the choreography of light in familiar spaces. Meaning appears mutable, always in transition and transient. The moment of ‘apparition’, in the constellation of objects, is in play to coincide with a self-reflecting experience of the embodiment of both time and language, internally, simultaneously.


About Æther Haga En

ÆTHER HAGA is a sibling space from ÆTHER SOFIA in Bulgaria and is initiated and curated by artists Marie Civikov and Voin de Voin. Occasionally it will present a selection of artists and will unfold proposals of what intersects along the east/west trajectory based on the already started dialogues at the eastern point. Within this the project strives to make a more physical bond between the continental linear directions, its psycho-geographic potentiality and a bridge less faible, built upon sharing, discussion and exchange. Æther Haga will be programming irregular and shares its digital platform with Æther Sofia. Follow their Facebook page to stay updated.

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