about the drawing above: black ink on paper /
dimensions: 33 / 17,8 cm
We, people, approach narrow-mindedly sculpture, even "superficially", perceiving it as a frozen volume. We often forget that even when it is made from a solid stone it holds its own, call it "inner space". I will therefore speak of the volume seen from inside and space outside but actually the boundary between them is rather more interesting to me.
Volume and space are concepts of human world-perceiving model, which we have self-imposed as an explanation of the world around us to that extent that we cannot assume that they actually do not exist, but they are just components of an imaginary system. In other words, they per se do not exist, because they are the same thing. Both sides of the same thing, two of its aspects. Red and green side of the apple. Manifestations of Ying and Yan flowing into each other, depending on our point of view. But there is a third very important aspect – the thin as a membrane boundary that separates them but which is also the link between them and by means of which the transition of one into another is made. Crossing this boundary, we perceive volume (entering it) as space and the space (leaving it) as volume. That, we perceive throughout our entire lives without realizing it and exactly that is the thing we unconsciously or consciously are trying to cross. "There, on the other side." This is exactly that imperceptible and vague, for which there is no word, and where the visible passes into the invisible.
Prehistory: 2004 - I started such a project: I decided to put mini-camera inside the inner space of classic bronze statue, which project deals with problem "space /volume" and retransmitting a video-image. Actually, I semi realized it, making photos of the inner space of a monumental sculpture head, which I did by myself. Please, see the photos below, which were made in this head! In 2011, tried to re-implement it in HERMITAGE, it failed again.) Later, 2007– In Japan, based on idea from 2005, I did a video-installation CYLINDER –a toy-train with camera makes loops around a cylinder and transmits the image on the wall of the gallery in real time . 2007 - I developed the idea and in 2008 in Porto, I realized a performance IMMIGRATION IN SUITCASE, where I played an illegal immigrant in suitcase and filming my face, which is projected on the wall of the gallery in real time. From 2008 to 2010 I did it few times in different cultural contexts. 2011- Based on these previous experiences, I realized common contemporary theater projects!