Lev Nikitin. Scotoma

Lev Nikitin
Scotoma. Sacred place.

The place where we are is hiding its secret from us and showing only the shell, the visible picture. Sacralization of a place occurs only at the moment when we open it, activate it. Activation is a personal process of dialogue between a person and a place. You need to see what is hidden from the eyes by dialogue, remove blind spots, find amutual connection with it. And only then the place where we are here and now acquires sacred meaning. Moving step by step from public space to personal utterance is a journey through the history of the place, the energy of the place to become one with it. This is like a life cycle where there is no birth and no death. The three-part project at Stone Oven House is aimed at activating and sacralizing the place through the author’s personal practices. The first part is a performance on the street of Turin, the second part is an intervention on the territory of the residence, the third part is an exhibition in the residence.