at SPACE gallery 4.-27.august 2010
The exibition Zero Budget of Martinka Bobríková and Oscar de Carmen is their first show in Slovakia.The artistic practice of this artistic couple balances on the edge between art and social activism encompassing various art media ranging from video, sound installations, performance to urban interventions. The presented installation is based on their long lasting research of the possibilities of generating the energy from redundant fruit and vegetables. By means of a simple hardware the energy acquired from fruit and vegetables is transformed into audio-visual installations. Apart from an interesting audio-visual form the installations of Martinka Bobríková and Oscar de Carmen become the social criticism of the current consumerist society and also offer a certain alternative for a further use of fruit and vegetables which were considered as redundant and unsalable by superstore chains.