LITA CABELLUT – BLIND MIRROR
Opening Saturday 25-04-2015 at 12 Hälsinglands Museum Storgatan 31 Hudiksvall Sweden
Isn’t religion a compass for the most profound human need: belonging?
“To give an image and life to one or the other religion without having a preference, like or dislike for either one or the other is rather hard. It is very complicated to make a Pope dialogue with an Artist, a Capitalist with a Shaman, a Buddhist with a Lutheran, a Hindi with a Russian Orthodox, a Jew with a Muslim, not an easy feat. And for them to be in the same room and represent humanity’s values… I must have been mad.” Lita Cabellut 2015
For the first time in Sweden, Cabellut presents her new series of portraits at the Hälsinglands Museum in Hudiksvall.
The story behind the Blind Mirror is a story of culture and religion. More precisely it travels through and encounters some of the most influential worldviews that have been known to Humanity. Cabellut searches to tell the story of the Natural unbiased naked soul of every man, born without any vision and the development of Identity.
How do the symbols and cultural setting relate to the freedom of choice of the individual? What is the influence of rituals and symbols of ‘religions’ on the perception of the other? And how do we, the observers, witness ourselves in the light of over thousands of years of culture and religion? With The Blind Mirror the Artist confronts herself and the visitors with these implementations on identity, whether it be ‘Agnost’, Shaman, Orthodox or Freemason. In the mirror we see the history that formed all of us.
“I am convinced that on this small space that we have on this planet every religion or worldview is formed and inspired by one another. We are all part of the Gods we created”
With this exhibition the international Artist Lita Cabellut visits Sweden for the first time. In this new series called ‘Blind Mirror’ Cabellut draws the visitor into a world that is immense but stays very close to the viewer. The works, that are larger than man-sized portraits, represent the main worldviews in a recognizable and symbolic way. The size and impact of these portraits stimulate people to think about the re-appearance of religion in the public domain. In front of the mirror Cabellut confronts us with the meaning of worldviews and culture that has been over centuries an instrument of hope to cope with the knowledge of mortality.
She does not take any position in this encounter other than to bring them together in a silent debate with each other and with ideas, beliefs and disbeliefs of the spectator.