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 given back 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 also trying to do a redistribution of the land and give a chance to the poor people by transforming a whole society and forcing them to learn about sharing things in common. Now here, in the postsocialist East, in the recent years we witness again a processus of redistribution in which this time the banks and other private corporations are speculating and taking the land from a lot of people by using loans and credits. Land and land distribution means currency, 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. They made use of an obsolete product of our consumerist society in an archaic way to delineate space in order to stage a new situation.






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