Visiting an installation by Eupalinos Ugajin is like becoming part of a surrealist painting. His newest work, Taxy! to the Zircus, opened on MetaLES today and is as intriguing and playful as anything he has done before. The visitor clicks objects and is transported from one level to another (I fell into the water several times, please be careful). The objects themselves are skillfully crafted and most appear sort of faded and old-fashioned. The music fits. I will not even pretend that I understand the meaning of the swirling of letters or a paper horse head or parts of a bicycle stuck in a radiator (or the painting of red while holding a hairdryer, for that matter), but I do know all these things move me in a certain way. While all these things may come across as haphazard, I am pretty sure Mister Eupalinos must have had a carefully thought-out master plan when he put it all together. It is perfect chaos.
Photographs by Kate Bergdorf