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.

 

The Event Series was awarded the W.F.C. Uriot Price by the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam in 2004.

 

Publication: Interior Monologue

 

In 2005 the work was shown in Sign Gallery, Groningen (Event and The Underground) and in Buro Leeuwarden- Fries Museum, Leeuwarden (How to Install Her Interior in Louis XVI).

 

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

Material: print on canvas, print on paper

Size: various