The Ouroboros Experiment
Open evening 7- 10pm Thursday 12th of April, 2012
homesession Studio C/ Creu dels Molers,15 - Poble Sec, Barcelona
An installation by Irish artist Emily Robyn Archer, exploring creativity and the everyday.
The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; οὐρά (oura) meaning "tail" and βόρος (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail".
The artist experiments with her living and studio space, traversing ways in which our creativity plays off our everyday life, sometimes an awkward obstacle we have to maneuver, but always holding the allure of unique self expression and the opportunity to create and sustain energy from within.
The installation celebrates a new creative space in the Poble Sec locality. To invite the involvement of the community, the artist has been working with participants making miniature origami dragons with the address of installation attached. The dragons have been left in public areas for people to find and follow, discovering the Ouroboros Experiment for themselves.