Land Distribution
   
Land Distribution, installation in Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, 2011
 
Land Distribution, exhibition view from Dimensions variable, Institut d-art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhone-Alpes, 2012
(photographs by Blaise Adilon)
Land Distribution, Horizons, coll. FRAC Lorraine in collaboration with Castel Coucou, art in public space Wiesberg, Forbach, 2014
Land Distribution, installation in Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, 2011


  
Land Distribution, installation in Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, 2010

In the beginning of the nineties, we witnessed how after the failure of the idea of common property in the socialist East the cooperatives land was returned to the original owners. It was done in the name of restoring the legal rights of the owners from whom in the 50es the reform confiscated the land. Back then, the reformists of those times were as well trying to do a redistribution of the land and give a chance to the poor people by transforming a whole society and forcing people to learn about sharing things in common. Now here, in the post-socialist East, we witness again in the recent years a process of redistribution, in which this time the banks and other private corporations are taking the land from people, through the mechanisms of lending and debt. Land and land distribution means currency, capital, reform or poverty, depending on geographical, historical or socio-political conditions. Some years ago, in Venezuela, the land was redistributed to poorer people in order to give them a chance to start their own small self sufficient farms. They were using analog VHS tape to fence the land and to create smaller random units meant to host families. In order to enact a new situation and to delineate space, they made use in an archaic way of an obsolete product of our technological society.






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