'Ex oriente lux', Carla Andrade
'Ex oriente lux', Carla Andrade
26/10/2018 - 10/12/2018
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'Ex oriente lux', Carla Andrade

Ex oriente lux is a project started during my residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris where, guided by my interest in the invisible face of the existence and my research for new ways of decoding reality far from the hegemonic discourse, I was investigating the theoretical legacy of some French occultists from the 19th and 20th century. This exhibition represents a first approach to the conclusions arising from this study which also has been imbued by the fundamental principle of the hermetic sciences - "as above, so below" - collected in the Emerald Tablet from Hermes Trismegistus. In addition, this postulate, also known as the Law of Analogy, finds resonances with the Law of Correspondence, or non-discriminatory recognition, the basis of Eastern philosophies and Andean indigenous cultures, which have been important influences in my previous projects.
Thus, the historical relations of Freemasonry, between stonework and cosmos, are embodied by small pieces of imaginary landscapes from unknown planets that I found in the Louvre Museum of Paris and they depict a sort of mirror of the cosmos. In this cosmological Big Bang, the stars govern the plane of formation of the material world, also called astral plane. It is, according to the occult sciences,   the necessary intermediary for all transformation or movement to happen, the engine of life. In this way, the moon and the sun, which in alchemy has a remarkable significance as well as being the maximum symbol of divinity in theosophical esotericism, are aligned and reflected on Earth.

Carla Andrade

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