Time & Location
About the Event
Where do all people, regardless of politics, gender, nationality, education, religion, social status mix in big cities? Certainly, in subways, usually enabling the fastest way to come around in a certain city, also in Vienna. This is why I placed my TRANShomoPLANTATION art installation at the Red Carpet Art Award Showroom above the subway platforms for the Vienna subway line U2, which is circling around the "Stadt", the heart of old Vienna.
My 3-part installation consists of recycled, handcrafted lace assemblages. With lace collected from different parts of the world the installation illustrates the interdependence and connection of all people on Earth, regardless of their nationality, education, social status, religion, or political belief. We are all part of a common social network, supporting and enabling its collective existence as well as our own separate ones.
The center of the triptych, a circular assemblage of laces, is a symbol of perfection that evokes associations to our planet as well as the Sun, the Moon, a mandala, and likewise an embryo. It is placed in between the two female figures - Greek goddesses appearing at the same time robotically futuristic - who stretch out their arms protectively.
The installation, stemming from my Webbing cycle, illustrates that we are all part of the so-called webbing phenomenon that exists on our planet as well as in space, on the micro cosmos at the level of our cells as well as on the macro-cosmos on the level of galaxies.
It shows that no single part is more beautiful or better or more necessary than the other. All are necessary and important for the whole, the final form, likewise as the people on our planet who are necessary and responsible for the existence of this world and its maintenance.
With this presentation I would like to arouse empathy in the viewer, emphasize the need and necessity for solidarity and collective responsibility for global, communal cooperation around the world.
My thanks to the team of Red Carpet Art Award to host my art installation and to Julian and Jakob for their indispensable help in setting it up. My thanks also to SKICA, Slovenian Culture and Information center at the Embassy of Slovenia for its kind support.