is an abreviation for the astronomical term "Quasi Stellar radiosource")
Quasars are the most far away stellar
sources. They are intensely brilliant active galaxies. The origin of their
optical spectre is non thermic. They have a bipolar structure and eject
matter from the interior regions of their nucleus. They are radiosources
observable through the tools of extra-galactic astronomy.
The video QUASAR is part of The
Angel Cycle, where we intermingle the human body with stellar bodies.
With QUASAR we go back to self-portraiture. It is a double self portrait,
in which our faces hybridate with each other and with stars - a quasi stellar
All iconic materials in QUASAR come from
astronomic still photography, which we have animated by digital devices
into wave patterns of dilatation and contraction or into whirlwinds of
The macrocosm present in QUASAR is a non
colonized outer space. A non science-fictionalized outer space. It is a
space of fantasized stars and galaxies, black holes and light particles.
It is a space of hypnotic contemplation and dissociation of the subject
from the self. Immersion into macrocosmic vibrations, rotations, contractions,
into slow and curved time patterns. Non linear, non climactic time. Outer-inner
QUASAR is still another cosmologic project
in the chain of our female and intersex cosmogonies. And still another
project on gaze.
The original sound track by young greek
electronic composer Spiros Faros expands visual space and creates synaesthetic
M.K. - K.T., 2003