Site-specific installation made from used chairs in different locations. In the City Reading Room of Komiža in 2006, the chaoticness of the structure of chairs from Komiža Elementary School (previously used at the Reading Room), seemingly thrown together, was visually balanced and connected by argon light tubes, transforming them into an exhibit. Visible traces of use established a direct link with the context, so the change in the role of the objects was multiply encoded. For his 2006 exhibition at the Portland Art Center in Portland, Oregon, he invited the people, whom he met during his residency program, to lend their chairs for the installation. From one reality, in which they served their original function, the chairs were moved to the reality of the exhibition space with all the connotations that this space entailed. Following the return of the objects to their everyday life, they kept the “invisible” layer of meaning. In the installation which he created for the exhibition T-HT nagrada@msu.hr at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Untitled, 2006/2007), he used the chairs that, prior to being moved to a new location, had been used in the Museum’s offices for decades. Inside the sculptural form, the lighting was placed that was the only light within the exhibition space. Thus illuminated, the traces of use present in the furniture became visible. By translocating the furnishings, he transferred part of the memory of employees and associates of the Museum to the new building.

The work was produced for the solo show at the City Reading Room (organized by Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb), Komiža, Island Vis, Croatia in 2006.
2006
Untitled

used chairs, argon light tubes, electrical fittings
dimensions variable



provenance:
City Reading Room (organized by Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb), Komiža, Island Vis, Croatia (July 30 – August 5, 2006)



installation view:
City Reading Room (organized by Lauba – People and Art House, Zagreb), Komiža, Island Vis, Croatia (July 30 – August 5, 2006)



photo credits:
Viktor Popović