Rosa Mundi
The Dance of the Jellyfish & The Poetics of Light


Tarik Sadouma invites Rosa Mundi to exhibit in the side space of KIOSK. Rosa Mundi's luminous jellyfish, created with a self-developed technique using vegetable pigments including jellyfish extract, symbolises the creation of new life and metamorphosis. Through a rhythmic play of light and reflections, the jellyfish are situated between the pure and tangible and the abstract. In KIOSK, simultaneously with the opening of Tarik Sadouma & Dr Spetter's entanglement with fluid anatomy and the presentation of the 24th KIRAC film Under a Sinking Sun, she presents her installations: The Dance of the Jellyfish and The Poetics of Light. Rosa Mundi was born in coincidence with the coordinates 5 ° 26'23 '' N 12 ° 19 '55' 'E. Rosa Mundi is an artist's pseudonym. "You live between two sea islands and an island in a river."

The Dance of the Jellyfish and The Poetics of Light

"Not women, but beings of an incomparable substance, translucent and sensitive, wildly irritable glass flesh”, wrote Paul Valéry in Degas, Danse, Dessin, a small, precious volume published by Ambroise Vollard in 1936. Whilst trying to capture the essence of the great painter’s dancers, Valéry could not help but conjure up, as if by magic, those “danseuses absolues” that are the jellyfish. Contrary to the marche-prose, their ecstatic dance is the embodiment of the poetry of human action, whose lightness and freedom, striving towards the pure act of metamorphosis, becomes a paradigm of artistic creation itself. It is impossible not to be reminded of this when observing the jellyfish that move tirelessly in Rosa Mundi’s works, animated by light, kneaded in glass and in the perpetual motion of the circular form, exhibiting the hasard of their unpredictable and metamorphic dance. if all of Rosa Mundi’s work is poetics and metaphysics of light, creation, and transparency, these jellyfish are its most impalpable and evident messengers, a miraculous point of contact between pure, tangible presence and ideal abstraction, between “moving body” and “thinking body”, in the weaving of a rhythmic mesh in which the dissolution of forms evokes the infinite possibilities of all future forms. It is in this way, as Edwige Phitoussi wrote about Valéry’s text which occurs even more authentically in the jellyfish of Rosa Mundi, that dance and thought are reunited, since both are arts of movement that aim to restore the flow of existence itself - its eternal, elusive becoming. Guido Brivio di Bestagno (curator)

Practical information

  • Opening on Saturday the 2d of April, from 8 pm
  • Open daily from 12pm to 6pm, until 29.06.2022
  • Free entrance
  • Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

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