1999, Gallery Sypka, Brno, Czech Rep.
Site specific video installation at Gallery Sypka realized during an exhibition
project "Laboratory" organized by House of Art Brno.
The gallery is placed at a historical building - a barock style granary located
among the fields at the countryside. The concept of this project is therefore
based on the theme of relations of agricultural production with its mythologies
and rites. I selected about 50 different names of gods and goddess from various
world religious and mythological systems and covered the windows of the granary
with them. Onto the central wall I projected a video of the wheat field right
before the harvest. (The exhibition was held at the time of harvest too) This
golden-like field served as kind of an altar image for an imaginary shrines of
cult. In front of the projecting wall was placed table covered by white plastic
table-cloth. There were little hills of corn, rice and grain on the table picturing
an offerings. At the same room was one more video on TV monitor - The Wasp; wasp
dying after hit by an insecticide spray. There is a symbolical death almost in
every myth on agriculture: the grain has to die buried in the ground first to
become possible to reborn again. "Aranmanoth" is an old Celtic name
for the month of harvest.