The Wedding exhibition space Organ Kritischer Kunst (OKK) (>Organ of Critical Arts) is presenting the exhibition Threshold by Berlin photographer and sculptor Gøneja ✷ from 24 November 2023. On display are new photographs and sculptural works on the theme of ritual transcendence. The exhibition brings the ancient art of initiation as an aesthetic practice into the contemporary urban world.
Observing a rite of passage known as the ‘Ascent to Heaven’, novices of ancient Egyptian magic passed through the secret passages of the Temple of Edfu to reach its subterranean chambers. By lying there for days in darkness and deprived of their senses, the aspiring adepts experienced a complete detachment from their physical bodies, opening a portal through which their souls travelled to other dimensions. These ceremonies were regarded as …
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Image above: Kristina: Sphinx, 2022, inkjet print on plate, shadow box frame, 88 x 102 x 5 cm. Performer Kristina Eyeva in the role of an ancient mythical creature.