Using a variety of unconventional media, Roberto Cuoghi explores metamorphosis, hybridity, and violence in his exhibition at The Consortium. The artist questions identity, authority, origin, and originality, in fiction and reality. The exhibition's title, inspired by two energy channels in the Kundalini Yoga: Ida and Pingala, represents two opposing chakras characterized by lunar energy and solar momentum (respectively).
In his practice, the artist has employed different techniques such as painting, drawing, sculpture, and animation to make a record of self-representation through physical and psychological transformation. The Pazuzu, which appears in several works in the exhibition, is an Assyrian deity from about 612 BC. Coughi’s interest in the demon-god Pazuzu, was sparked in 2008 when the artist began an intensive study of rituals in Assyrian-Babylonian history. The Consortium presents the range of the artist's research on the demon's identity, its many facets and multiple representations.
da ida e pingala a ida e ida o pingala e pingala continues at The Consortium through January 11th, 2015 at Le Consortium and will travel to the Aspen Art Museum in February 2015.