Installation was done from chairs borrowed from the people met during residential stay in Portland, Oregon, USA. Items were removed from their original context, preventing their use as functional objects and thus gain a new artistic context. Procedure is very straightforward, there is no simulation – the chairs are attached to a seemingly chaotic pile. Now come to the fore their shape, their ability to create visually interesting whole. Chairs each carrying its own story indicated traces of wear, as opposed glowing neon tubes placed within the installation. On one side are worn everyday use items, the other cold, the light that defines them almost symbolically transformed into the exhibition display. The process ends when after closing of the exhibition, each chairs returns to the owner in its original context. No penetration of art and real life does not stop there, because when the item again becomes a mere object, is enriched by the memory of his artistic existence.

The work was produced for the solo show at the Portland Art Center (organized by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), Portland, Oregon, USA in 2006.
2006
Untitled

used chairs, fluorescent light tubes, electrical fittings
dimensions variable



provenance:
Untitled, Portland Art Center (organized by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), Portland, Oregon, USA (November 2-5, 2006)



installation views:
Untitled, Portland Art Center (organized by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art), Portland, Oregon, USA (November 2-5, 2006)



photo credits:
Viktor Popović