Nika Neelova

Independent BrusselsVanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat, 50 Rue de l’Ecuyer, 1000 Brussels
19 – 23 April 2017

Pulled from raw material through the history of its function, the object made from an entire reclaimed bannister records the movements of the body through space when the body is no longer there. It acts as mediator between the space and the body, a guide for the hand into three dimensional space. The object meets the hand. the hand meets the object.

Recalling the rhythms of the hand, the even movement that fashioned tools from stones, the flows that shaped the contours of things, the object is embedded into the gestures of being made. Hands are impressed into its surface, changing its form. Hands impressed into its surface, guided by its form.

The object has absorbed the memory of people, -it has absorbed their absence. It has become the artificial ruin of their existing architectures.

A staircase where descending and ascending overlap. A staircase leading inward, upward and nowhere, cutting through timelines, spaces and geological folds. The alchemical serpent eating its own tail suggesting eternal returns and mathematical infinities. The figures of eights. A spiral that turns into a loop, suggesting the possibilities of things happening simultaneously on non linear timelines. time that folds into space suggesting a future that has already happened and a past that was yet to come.

selected works

Untitled (British standard BS1363)
2017
Lemniscate IV
2017
Nika Neelova, Lemniscate III
2017
Nika Neelova, Lemniscate II
2017
Nika Neelova, Lemniscate I
2017

Untitled (British standard BS1363)

2017Cast jesmonite

Lemniscate IV

2017Reclaimed bannister; wood

Nika Neelova, Lemniscate III

2017Reclaimed bannister; wood

Nika Neelova, Lemniscate II

2017Reclaimed bannister; wood

Nika Neelova, Lemniscate I

2017Reclaimed bannister; wood