‘Enantiodromia’ was an installation with charcoal by Cypriot artist Rinos Stefani. He showed this work at the exhibition ‘The art of Denial’, Paphos, 2012. Stefani deals with the dual and conflicting symbolism of charcoal in a ritualistic way, stimulates a dialogue.
The artist lived in the Pyrgos area for three years and experienced the production of charcoal. Enantiodromia was soon after the ‘Charcoal Project’. The ‘Charcoal Project‘ was a Praxis performance by Rinos Stefani in the Buffer Zone of Tylliria area, Cyprus in 2011. Stefani uses charcoal in his work based on the question of the Unity and Conflict of Opposites.
Enantiodromia deals with the Unity and Conflict of Opposites
Rinos Stefani’s Enantiodromia deals with the dual and conflicting symbolism of charcoal. While charcoal symbolizes death and destruction, it is in reality metamorphosized wood. Therefore it also signifies the nature of change and represents the conception of an energy source or a stimulant. As such, once presented to the public in such a ritualistic manner, it portrays one’s wish to stimulate and rekindle a dialogue between people with opposite views.
Text by Tatiana Ferahian