The projection of heat on the wall is a hypothesis about the efficacy of art. Undulating masses of air, recorded by the camera and displayed by the projector, reveal awkwardness between artistic intentions and technical conditions of reproduction. An integral part of the projection is the chair with warm seat. The work raises the issues of meanings placement in temporary representations, things, objects of art in relation to the real need for nearness and presence. A warmth “after someone” – a “warmed up” chair in front of a cold image projection. In this case, the proposed “chairing” is a mystification. A thing always remains a thing. What matters is the presence and its mark.
REALIZED THANKS TO THE CITY OF TORUN SCHOLARSHIP IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE.
Photos: Wojciech Szabelski, Tytus Szabelski
Translation: Pamela Cora