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Gallery Artists > Nik Kosmas

Nik Kosmas

Bodyhunter Mandala 3b

Bodyhunter Mandala 3b
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Bodyhunter Mandala 3b
metal, pvc, acrylic 180x180x30cm 2020

The mandala is a map of the universe. This light industrial mandala produces alignment in various coordinates spiritual, emotional and gravitational; in its subtleties a gesture can be transformed from healing to harm to pleasure. 

Gravity makes all movement possible. Skeleton is the ultimate tissue for conducting the force of gravity, followed by tendon and ligament, cartilage, and finally muscle. In relationship to gravity and this principle, human knowledge and behaviour have diverse manifestations.

From the somatic healing technique with the hand lightly resting on top of the head while the other rests around the base of the atlas, the place where the spine meets the skull guiding and optimising movement, to the application of efficient force in martial arts to incapacitate, or even kill, by controlling the position of the face and neck, to the intensity of erotic exchange whereby the mouth, throat, and the flow of blood to the brain is manipulated in order to challenge our most basic instincts in pursuit of erotic stimulation.

Learning the theory, mechanism and anatomy, and also studying the close parallels between the systems, can help us understand how and why we act and behave in many ways that are perhaps unconscious. The goal of this work is to educate, entertain and surprise the viewer about structures and relationships previously unnoticed. Is violence always bad, is teaching always verbal? What is the relationship between controlled and controller? These are just a few of the questions raised by this project.