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Thursday 6 August 2020

'Claustrophobia' by Mareea Farrasco @ Nitroglobus

poster made by David Silence, based on an image of Mareea.


I am glad Mareea said yes when I asked her to exhibit at Nitroglobus and challenged her to show another side of herself, meaning out of her comfort zone i.e. her beautiful landscape images. She choose claustrophobia as the theme for her exhibition.

First thing that comes up when I think of claustrophobia is an experience I had many years ago when being in a cave deep under ground level, warm, humid and not able to stand up, arghhh panic the feeling caught me suddenly that I might never be able to get out and see the sky again.

So many different situations will give us the feeling of being confined, however, Mareea choose the topic with something else in mind.

Mareea also 'dressed' the gallery, which she did in her own impeccable way.

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Mareea's description of the exhibition:

A form of anxiety, disorder; claustrophobia is defined as an irrational fear of small, confined spaces. The feeling of being trapped, with no way to escape, can lead to panic attacks. Approximately 10% of the population is affected by this mental disorder.
Why I have chosen claustrophobia as theme for this exhibition? Because we live, these days, in a confined, pandemic universe of our own, and we are all more or less “claustrophobic”, even without suffering from this disorder in our normal, healthy lives.

This exhibition is my metaphoric way to express those feelings, trying to rationalize them, in order to make them endurable.

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To watch/read: 
Oema made a cool short Youtube video about the exhibition.  

Inara Pey wrote a great thorough analysis (as usual) in her blog 'Living in a Modem world'.

some gallery overview images:

The opening party was Monday 3 August with tunes by DJ Ferdy and particles by Venus Adored. Many visited and I made lots of images. Lemme show you a few here: 

the main players on Monday, 3rd August: from top left clock wise Mareea, DJ Ferdy, Venus and moi.

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