I am a gleaner, a poacher, or a treasure hunter … for others I feed on the city’s carrion.
I have determined the representation of my work in connection with the context in which it is shown, within the framework of the institutional territory of contemporary art. I act as though I were a collector for the meeting with the museum space; I adopt a fictitious objectivity mode in my supplanting of the subject. Helped by historical perspective, I build a collection based on copies of works of art on the theme of hunting, which acts through reappropriation of the terms of reference. In this way I produce an action that hides the information about my work and myself as the subject, and I acquire an inter-subjective quality, another connotative power, endowed with a false identity.
The masterpieces I have chosen are The Gleaners by Jean-François Millet, Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber.
Through audio guides I link descriptive narrations of my ventures as a “scavenger” to the copies of the works of art. The narration is produced parallely in two languages, Spanish and Slovak with english translation over it.
This project is sponsored by DATATON