video installation, 2013
The video installation I am/I am not was created directly for the exhibition Perfection at Pradela Bohnice in Prague. The work consists of two large-scale projections scattered in space. I am interested in the presentation of the pure existence and its reflection on the society. I ask the question: who am I? What is my role? I try to live this moment on the stage face to face to an empty auditorium. The both performances take place in the Slovak National Theatre where I was given 15 minutes to do shooting. This time overlaps with a previous scene, which captures preparations of some future show with a director and a whole staff.
The intriguing situation arises when a new performance is being created: I perform and people not knowing it become a backdrop fro my show. Or it can be reversed the other way, too. They play their roles and I am a backdrop for them. The second projection features the scene, where I stand alone facing an empty auditorium.
It is questionable which option is better and which has to be abandoned. My doubts and indecision creates the work I am/I am not (perfection).