Osmo Nadir

Rhythm 1 at Up To Date X

Two shows at Up To Date Festival X

The mere knowledge that our time is limited is what creates the urge to live and act.


Rhythm 1 aka Lifetime of an Organism will be shown twice at Up To Date Festival, before the weekend ambient concerts at Pałac Branickich. Rhythm 1 is a kinetic-sound installation. The work confronts you with two of the greatest illusions of human civilisation. The first is a common misconception that elevates man above the kingdom of animals. The second is the illusion of life as a linear narrative. We are extremely attached to closed narrative forms that have a beginning, middle and end. However, this is not the case in real life. Death often comes unexpectedly, finding us in the midst of chaos of unfinished issues and unrealised goals. Bringing life to the form of a universal timeline equals human life with the life of a dog, a microbe or a robot.

You may find the confrontation disturbing and peaceful at the same time. As Neil deGrasse Tyson once said in an interview by Larry King, the mere knowledge that our time is limited is what creates the urge to live and act.


The piece will be open to public at Pałac Branickich in Białystok on 7 – 8 Sep 2019.

by Osmo Nadir 6 September 2019