Dark_Energy // 2017 (Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, Praha)

Dark Energy  – Golden French Fries & Politicians’ constellations

 

///Fredrik&Chips&Politics

The quote in 3D has written originally by Fredric Jameson and in this beautiful and enigmatic building– it reflects to the strong and spectacular connection between aesthetics and representation of power. The act of transforming a dry, theoretical writing into a poem can be understood as a metaphor. The other quote – written with golden french fries – belongs to Jameson as well and it was already dramatic enough to fit this palace and recall the Jesuit Order and the Elector of Saxony, the cruel Count de Breda. The sculptures are not eatable.The third piece and the second 3D video is a mystic and/or romantic imagination about how leaders, politicians can unite for a common purpose, how beautiful is it, and how could it be represented to the world with the help of aesthetics.
…Of all the arts”, looped video, 2017
French fries, painted plasticine, silk, variable, 2017
The fellowship of the MP candidates, looped video, 2017

 

 

fragments from the interview about the group intervention in Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace in Prague in 2017 December:

“… Dark Energy as a driving force – a force that is common and mostly unconscious but related to animal instincts: the force that drives a human to win, conquer and occupy everything around. In society, money is a weapon for this and, of course in a more sophisticated way, power as well. I find that the gold-making process and also the chemical transformation of crude oil constitute a great allegory.

It’s always more interesting to interact somehow with given the space ( for the intervention or installation) than to show a work in a white cube. The rigidity of a clear white space creates a vacuum – in my opinion, this initial state of abstraction is missing from site-specific situations and I like that. In this case, it was a great opportunity for me; I was already working with visual elements connected to power, wealth, and a topic related to the upper class (based on the phrase “Dark Energy”) and it was a great chance to meld these videos into this enigmatic space. During the intervention I used the old silk carpets on the wall to create ghost-like art pieces with the projections – it was a good experience to see the softly added information in the old room already filled with much history. For quite a long time, I’ve intended to use metallic, silky, “rich” materials in videos and sculptures as well, and in the Colloredo Mansfeld Palace I was able to maximize this obsession. Now I feel that I am finally able to step out from the magic of this.”

 

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