“Dialogue between Photography and Fine Arts” group show, Aula of Academy of fine arts Vienna. Curated by Martin Guttmann, Saskia Te Niklin, Michael Höpfner
How does a security system generate our personalities? How does a brain classify and by a placebo effect sets up tranquility in the places which by norms are declared to be safe?
The intervention took place in Medellin, Colombia. Interacting with highly securitized places, objects, I was revealing how this influence our psychological feeling of “safe”. How our mind reacts to the established canons, roles and material attributes which are deemed to protect us. By undergoing the eminently compound procedure of authorization to interact with those securitized zones, the act of placing alienated materials inside, became a ritualistic process, swayed the passers idea of what is safety, intrusion into a private zone of a citizen. I’m juxtaposing different protection concepts within one society. The paradox of security machine within one society operates in the spaces of inclusion and exclusion. The hat placed between barbed wire belongs to the excluded indigenous tribe Kogi. The security measures of which are turned to the roots of nature, ecological and moral laws but apart from this their rights are oppressed by the violated state and by multinational corporations constantly imposing themselves over indigenous claims.
c print 80×90 framed