Mount Olympus, a 24 hour theatre performance to "Glorify The Cult Of Tragedy" by visionary Flemish Artist Jan Fabre, took 12 months rehearsals with 27 Warriors Of beauty to create. The exhibition & companion film feature length art film "Surrender" was shot entirely by hand on a single camera and a crew of one.
The images and movie captured onstage, backstage and in Fabre's private Atelier offer a quiet & intimate glimpse of the human body when it truly surrenders and reveals its truth.
The photos are so powerful that they present painting-like characteristics. In these works, Phil Griffin successfully combines drama, fragility and stability in an utterly unique manner that is all his own.
The companion and trigger of the exhibition is the film Surrender created during an extended period as artist in residence at Troubleyn.
In this, the photos become moving images. It depicts a wonderful conversation between two artists who have not seen each other for nearly 30 years. A conversation of revelation, epiphany and precision to the concept of honesty as a life choice, the film is a conversation that is both verbal and non-verbal. Surrender on film and in single art image conveys a feeling of a life: time, (I'm)mortality and the final surrender of man not only to his fears but also to his true potential.