BÁZIS contemporary art space, Cluj-Napoca


artist: Kyle FITZPATRICK (Milwaukee/USA & Berlin/DE)

Event details:

opening: 4th October 2013, 19.00

Address: Paintbrush Factory, 1st floor, 59-61 Henri Barbusse street, Cluj-Napoca

When I was a kid, my grandma had a “weather stone”: a magic “forecaster” rock tied on string and hanging between two posts.

She explained to me how it worked: when the rock was wet on top; that meant it had rained. When snow capped it; it snowed. When it was swinging in the wind; it was windy, etc.

At 5 years old, the humor escaped me.

I simply believed the stone was magic. An amulet.

When I manipulated it, I could make rain and wind, and by untying one end and throwing this rock as high as I could, its orbit created firmaments and constellations in my mind. When I played with this innate, ambivalent stone, it became inseparable from me. It was likely my first struggle against matter. ​

Kyle Fitzpatrick

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