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History of Dimensions

2018 / Stone Projects, Prague
curated by Jen Kratochvil


Pushing Boundaries in the Most Flexible Moment
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Full of Myths
brass, nutmeg


Pushing Boundaries in the Most Flexible Moment
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King of CEO
brass, nutmeg


Little King of CEO
brass, nutmeg


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brass, nutmeg

…and when you enter into the fifth and sixth dimensions, no matter where in space you inhabit, you’d witness every possible permutation of what can occur past, present, and future…eventually entering the tenth dimension, we reach the pointwhere everything becomes possible and imaginable. At least that’s what the radically simplified version of string theory is telling us.

You can possibly go through a similar experience after an hallucinogenic poisoning using a grated nutmeg, an otherwise quite common spice. Even though its narcotic effects are not generally known, many countries are nevertheless applying strict regulations on the amount of this dried out seed that is available for sale.
At the point when the boundaries of reality start to blur and time loses its defined character, there is a chance that you’ll suddenly appear on the Banda Islands, also called the Spice Islands, located in Indonesia. The timesare…medieval, where Arab traders from the port of Basra are sailing the oceans and controlling a vivid market of precious spices. Only they hold the secret ofthe origin of the nutmeg. One of them was also the legendary Sinbad who’s storywas told by Scheherazade during the One Thousand and One Nights of storytelling. The precious nutmeg was being delivered to Europe where the wealthy merchants of Venice paid for it in its weight in gold.

The location of the islands was discovered by the Portuguese explorers, who tried for nearly a century to secure the trade route for themselves. Only to be overcome by the Dutch. In 1621 the Dutch East India Company in an attempt to dominate the spice trade waged a bloody battle over the Banda island, reducing its population during the process from fifteen thousand to one. Myristica fragrans, a true nutmeg tree, was then transplanted all over the colonial dominions, to become later on the common and easily available spice as we know it today.

The romantic vision of sailing into distant unexplored exotic lands is slowly dissolving into the strict reality entangled between axes X, Y, Z and thepassing time. Only to be replaced by the banal poetry of massive volumes of boiling asphalt of international highways systems with unending jams of trucks flattened by the orthographic projection.