Mosaic#62019-01-27T12:26:20+00:00

[the task is] to cultivate and invent the arts of living with and for damaged worlds in place, […] as and for those living and dying in ruined places.’
-Donna J. Haraway

The permanence of experienced unity is not only impossible, it is aesthetically undesirable; for art requires the challenge of tension and disruptive novelty and rhythmic struggle of achievement and breakdown of order’

-Shusterman on Deway in Kagan’s Art and Sustainability

Mosaic’ is a performance series, exploring the complex assemblage of a singular image. By creating fractured bodies out of ruins, embracing multi-corporeality and symbiotic identity it investigates how concepts such as cultures, home, territories, security, environment and identity are temporary structures, constantly shifted and shaped by its social, political and environmental milieu. Mosaic’s work thus leans into the transformative consequence of change and encourage fragmentation over time, as a way of integrating and adapting to a world in motion.

Mosaic #5 focused on the transformative aspect of actions, of the impermanence, risk, opportunity, ruins and decay that follows in its resonance. It was a 24 hour performance, which constructed a mosaic image with materials from the debris, inside of Nová Cvernovka – bring the discarded materials and the building back into relation. An act of healing, of decay, of creating a new relations between the building, habitants and the environment they exist within. It became a temporary space for reflecting on the complexity that lives and leaks from a singular image and how social, individual and environmental bodies coincide in an ‘unfinished, ongoing practice of living in the ruins’ (Anna Tsing).

Performed at Nova Cvernovká in Bratislava, as part of Festival Nasuti

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Related work:
Mosaic#1
Mosaic#2
Mosaic#3
Mosaic#4
Mosaic#5

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