The Institution

HD video, 12’16”, 2013.

This work deals with the urban area in which the author spent several years of artistic education. In the area of a former military barrack, the Academy of Arts is situated today. Questioning the time and space, a distinctive parallel has been drawn between these two state institutions. Scenes of remains, pale traces of militarism and abandoned objects, are blending in the present form of these same places. Noting the specific atmosphere of the place, the work questions the power of time, memories and subconscious. It compares the uniformed military system with the same kind of approach in the education system. Through years of spatial transformation, “cannon fodder” is treated equally...