Video installation / sculptural object
screen size: 70/2/117 cm
Two channel Video (lenght: 6,30 min)
Video&Idea: Elitsa Ganeva
Todor V. Todorov
Music: Der Zirkus Brennt
The project ‘Calyptra’ aims to cast light over the process under the sheath.
It’s a game of hiding and appearing - that is what people and Mosses have in common - developing senses deep inside, searching ways to project themselves at the depths as well as on the surface.
Calyptra will show how moss (sphagnum), formed by numerous hollow cells, starts to change and absorb what’s coming from the outside world, while staying hidden behind it’s semi-transparent sheath
Calyptra is about common ground
we are all made of cells
we are not empty
we are consistent
we Are connected
we develop sustainability
Moss plants played an important role in shaping our planet
they sculpted themselves and the surrounding environment as sculptors, architects, Artists
We are creating and shaping ideas - they are our microworld
The way we are sculpting, drawing and composing our future is the way we are shaping our planet
Calyptra is about teaching our senses to see underneath and be more connected. We are all one - tolerant or misbehaving, growing inside ourselves locked as if we are imprisoned.
But what if 'imprisoned' is no longer an option?
More and more often our actions are making other ecosystems dependent. Our collective mind is that surface - detecting pollution, breathing, suffocating and struggling to outlive all that we used to be. Just like moss plants we are from the survival type. Inside the sheath there are millions and millions economically, culturally unsustainable elements. It's time to look closely at those other types of cellular bio societies around us.
Change begins within. Calyptra is the unit we leave freely, seeking both - freedom and connection,
being sensitive to the outside world - both, mind&soul