In PLATO’S NIGHTMARE, Timotheus Tomicek takes up the philosopher’s allegory of the cave, and his installation in Bildraum 01 explores phenomena of visual perception and projection. The arc extends from cave painting to the classical age to the question of knowledge in today’s complex visual imagery. Tomicek’s cave, constructed in the space, is lined with a colorful mix of thousands of fragmentary images taken from newspapers and magazines. A flickering symbol of the rush of associations triggered by the media, of deconstructed realities and multilayered perceptions – with plenty of space for individual experience and interpretation. A talk will be part of the opening cocktail.
Exhibition until 18.10.