Fabio Andrea Sajiz
Florin Tudor & Mona
Michal Murin, Bratislava
Harald Szeemann - Memory (W)hole, from project "Your name in my
signature", installation, object, pumbum, 23x45 cm, 2005
Curator: Zuzana Bartošová,
Institute of Art History of SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia
Your Name in My Signature - My Signature with Your Name
SIGNature LABoratorY - keywords - signature, sign, text, retext, visualization,
image, authenticity, reciprocity, interaction, iterability, authorial
interpretation, architecture, museum, civilization. Michal Murin's text
and performance "SIGNature LABoratorY" explores signatures (in their
Derridean interpretation) in the context of works of arts. Signatures
and their integration in the artistic process - specifically, the interactive
communication socioproject titled Your Name in My Signature - originated
as a long-term philosophic and conceptual strategy exploring the relationships
between words, images, visualizations and ornaments, but also between
subjects and objects, between depersonalization and a humanistic reinterpretation
in a gesture of appropriation, between the act of giving and its reciprocal
Baudrillardian nature. Signatures as signs of civilization, in this instance
works of art, culminate in the need to encompass, accentuate, define
and confirm, and are reflected in the urban nature of the architecture
of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Signatures; here, a civilized gesture
- the act of signing in an urban environment, bears the potential for
a future Foucaltian archeologization. Texts are generated as authors'
interpretations of works of art, as oral history enclosed in its own
archive, and therefore also serve as Derridean alibis integrated in Beuysean
Excerpt from the artist's project statement
Archeological research, or Brloh dejinožrúta (History-Eater's
Hommage a Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze.
"(...) My project for Continental Breakfast uses the language of archeology.
It uncovers memories of the past through archeological probes whose aim
is to determine what has been remembered, and what is still forgotten.
It restores lost memory and presents forgotten answers.
I have become interested in the concept of rewriting history before it becomes
history, of transforming the present through a projection of the future, through
a simulation of the past and movement against the passage of time. (...)"
Excerpts from the artist's project statement