Erased Structures
Erased Structures, installation view,, Bratislava, 2015
Deleting others' texts is not the smoothest way of entering a discourse; however, acts of removal/erasure/demolition are not without precedent in art history, let alone the history of social and political movements. By deleting essential parts of texts written by modernist architects such as Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Roberto Burle Marx, Nikolai Ladovsky, Stefan Svetko, Ivan Matusik, Vladimír Dedecek and others, Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor point to the still common perception of modernism as a failed project. At the same time, their gesture is an affirmative one. Viewing the photographs of the fragmented writings, one feels the urge to imagine, construct something meaningful in place of the ruptures, and the question of "what?" puts the viewer in a liberated, albeit highly responsible position.
text by Judit Angel, Flying Utopia,, 2015.
Erased Structures, 2015; Rosa Luxemburg Demolished Memorial, architecture model, 2009; installation view,, Bratislava