Leo Kuelbs Collection
“Meeting God” Installation
As part of “Future=Fertile” and The Leo Kuelbs Collection
Adriana Varella, “Meeting God,” Video Installation, Leo’s Kuelbs’ Bed/ 4 projectors/ 4 DVDs / Skull / Sarcophagus, Variable Dimension, Edition of 1, 2008/2009
Adriana Varella’s “Meeting God” was the flagship installation of Leo Kuelbs Collection’s 2009 show “Future=Fertile.” Initially inspired as an “bed-based” installation, “Meeting God” went on to include four channels projected onto a plaster skull and sarcophagus, the bed itself, and a wall installation. Considered an important part of Varella’s cannon, the piece presented sexuality as an entry and exit point into the subconscious as well as a variety of abstract life-cycle based narratives.
A one-time installation, all that remains are files, photos and the remaining objects: a fitting finish to a piece tapped into an individual human’s terrestrial connection to the spiritual, the infinite.
Photos: Still from Adriana Varellas's "Meeting God" Video Installation, 2009, as part of "Future=Fertile" and The Leo Kuelbs Collection. Photos by Paul Assimacopoulos