Digital Healing

Restless? Tired of scrolling? You & your phone do not know what to do with each other? Have a double face wash, a moon massage, some soul shuffling or a Milky Way shower with the DIGITAL HEALING filter for Instagram! 

Try it here: https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=1654090511388537

A Labyrinth We Used To Know

Language is made of broken symbols. What then is the symbol of language? A labyrinth. What is a broken labyrinth? Another labyrinth. Once inside the structure of language, it is very difficult to leave it. From within, we may not notice a difference between a labyrinth and a broken labyrinth. Nevertheless, we have now entered a new phase: we speak the doubly broken symbol beyond language. These leftover pieces aren’t part of any language proper, nor are they symbols. They are the enlightened markings on the walls of a dark beating heart.

Times New Morals – 2018/2019

This ongoing series of crude oils seeks to turn Plato’s cave inside out, waiting for the emergence of a new cave-human out of the ensuing metaphysical hole, spinning themes like time, space, eternity & mercy into garlands to celebrate the entry of this new being. Black oil on painted canvas.

Specter Summer Solstice 2019

Invitation

Starting at 5.54 PM on June 21st, coinciding with Summer Solstice, this evening will include an immersive art program as well as a cross-disciplinary dialogue between scholars from different scientific fields, artists, (digital) designers, technologists and healers. 

The dialogue will serve to map the territory between different disciplines, covering terminology that is used, but interpreted differently, in the fields of technological world-building and ancient self-mastery.

Using the format of a sharing circle, we will systematically explore the mazes these terms present us with. The conversation, with individual interpretations of these terms, will be recorded and transcribed to create an open-source glossary (to be further developed after Summer Solstice). 

The artist program will include video screenings and ritual artist performances, with which we aim to advocate for a radical resensitization within our technology enabled nature.

The night will see hybrid DJ sets and mind-enhancing potions.

About

Gijsbert Wouter Wahl is an artist-philosopher. He studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy in the Hague, and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, with a main interest in Metaphysics & Philosophy of Language. His works aim to reveal the structure which gave rise to human language, thought and vision. As this structure is not the statistics of its contents, nor its grammar, nor any of the specific things said with it, its shape can only be brought to light by speaking in tongues. Or, alternatively, by turning Plato’s Cave inside-out. Gijs Wahl’s work is the sensuous manifestation of such an act. Using himself as the medium, it can be expressed in any kind of media. 

Gijs is currently working on a book and exhibit about alchemic toddlers, Rumpelstiltskin and the final stages of language, as well as extending his practise towards digital, physical and spiritual design with the development of Augmented Reality effects and objects.

Contact me at gijswahl@gmail.com, follow me on Instagram.

Het Object Is Een Fout

Untitled, oil on canvas, 2018

Het object is een fout zoals het begrijpen een fout is. Het is als een ei dat zichzelf bevrucht en als een man die zichzelf is. Dingen die voortduren doen dat inzoverre ze ook iets anders zijn dat het ding dat je ziet. Als spoken bewegen we vooruit met achter ons de objecten als een spoor van skeletjes. Dit spoor gaat nergens heen, alleen terug. Alles wat we begrijpen is al lang begraven.