Podkrovie (Mansard) IV︎Site-specific installation︎Bratislava City Gallery, 2018︎Curator: Gabriela Smetanová
An attic is an autonomous space which serves no particular function. It has neither its own nor clear concept. It is an outcome, a by-product (of the roof structure), defined additionally. Different, an equivocal space. A residue. A gap. Exactly this ambiguity of utilization generates openness in its interpretation and adaptation. It is ambivalent, subversive, odd, unintentional.
The Attic is a vague space, but quite specific too. It is both formless and markedly physically determined. It lacks the certainty of easy access.
The participants (I Kubáňová, II Mäsiarová, III Kotlár, IV Durkáčová, V Skaličan) will be entering, one by one, into mutual confrontation, which is not about saturating the conflict, but a more commonplace concurrence of a certain group of people. The radicality of sharp contrast is substituted by the ability of reading, denominating, and reacting.
The finished single image is substituted by temporality, dialogue, ephemerality and variety. The exhibition is not in pursuit of consonance and tidiness, but in stratification and causality of steps.