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VIDEO ART
 

Karina Matheus

The Keeper (2023)

Video Art

09:27 min

Music “The Keeper” by Pedro Guevara

Mp4 format video

This piece delves into the elusive significance of the sun for the artist, serving as a profound exploration of her intimate spiritual journey through art and the intricate process of assimilating into a new country and society. In a distinctive fusion of cultural elements, the artist initiates a tangible conversation with the British sun by employing the Andean ritual of Munay Ki.

 

Munay, originating from the Quechua language of the Inca culture in Peru, translates to "universal love," while Ki, derived from Japanese, signifies energy. Together, they encapsulate the concept of "energy of love." Within the framework of this artistic creation, the artist enacts the nine rites of Munay Ki, symbolically portraying the emergence of a renewed self in response to the myriad changes she has undergone as an individual.

 

The Keeper belongs to The Search Series.

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Karina Matheus

The Sun-heart heats up my body (2023)

Video Art

05:54 min

3D Animation by Joel Vaiser

Music “Restless sleep” by Lukas Cartea Sönnerstam

Mp4 format video

This piece is part of the collection titled "The Search", which serves as an artist's journal, a fervent reverie woven around the sun, seamlessly fusing photography, video art, holographic installation, and paintings. We, along with our planet, are inherently reliant on the sun for sustenance; however, prolonged exposure to excessive UV rays poses a threat to our existence. Our journey is marked by a perpetual contradiction — a delicate balance between life and death, happiness and sadness, light and darkness. Struggling to find equilibrium, we often find ourselves immersed in an eternal dilemma of extremes, unsure of how to navigate the middle ground.
 

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Karina Matheus

The Search (with my eyes, with my ears) (2023)

Video Art

03:04 min

Music “Sun” by Pedro Guevara

Mp4 format video

Behind every search there is always something to find. What you find better be what you were looking for. I found the sun.

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