19:00 Metamorphosis – Exhibition Opening (The Out of the Blue Drill Hall) [Free Admission]
The exhibition will be running until the 22nd of March and it can be visited everyday between 10:00 to 17:00 (except Sundays).
Syn Festival is proud to present the multi-arts Metamorphosis/Transformation Exhibition, which runs from 9 – 22 March 2017 at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 9th Match, at 7pm. Featuring over 100 emerging artists, performers, musicians and filmmakers, this year’s project is a creative experiment on the complex relationship between the arts and the multiple meanings and interpretations of mythical trope of metamorphosis.
Alex Hackett and Alix Villanueva
Julia Alexandra Mee
Georgia Rose Murray
Christopher Philip Ward
Metamorphosis has always been considered one of the most fantastic mythical motifs, as expressed through literature and other arts. Since the beginning of humankind’s existence, myths of transformation have remained unrivaled in the Western world as sources of imaginative inspiration for art and literature. From Greek to Scottish mythology and from folklore to contemporary fiction, the act of metamorphosing from one physical form into another is a common theme in the mythologies of various cultures. On the other hand, in biology, metamorphosis is a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.
Considering art as transformation, as a procedure that transforms materials into new objects, new images, and new ideas, 21 emerging artists working in various media, present their works in an attempt to re-examine Scottish, Greek and European mythology and to understand the substance behind their fictional cover and the folktales of transformation.
Admission is FREE. Donations will be given to volunteer groups supporting refugees in Greece.