Sanja Medic

The Event Series

A photo of an interior found in the book ‘Comment Installer son Intérieur en Louis XVI’ was copied and mirrored into an A3 full-spread. Stood up on a table, like an open book, this maquette became a small stage and at the same time also the protagonist. Wanting to simulate natural forces – such as earthquakes and windstorms – I subjected the maquette itself as well as the image it contained to a number of handlings, including copying, cutting, ripping, pasting, and re-positioning. I registered this process of transformation continuously with a photo camera.

This documentation resulted in a series of still images, showing different moments of a new ‘event’ staged in the old photo, it’s interior being given a new life. As a final step I enlarged the maquette into a full-scale setting. It’s empty chairs inviting the viewer to take on their role.

 

Publication: Interior Monologue

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Rijksakademie Amsterdam, Gallery Sign Groningen, Buro Leeuwarden, 2004-2005

Material: print on canvas, print on paper

Size: various